Julie Bridgham is a Sundance Institute Documentary Fellow, and the Director and Producer of the award-winning documentary, THE SARI SOLDIERS, for which she received the 2008 Nestor Almendros Prize for courage and commitment in human rights filmmaking. Over the past six years, she has lived for extended periods in Nepal where she produced and directed numerous documentaries including several documentaries for the United Nations and the films INDENTURED DAUGHTERS, a documentary on Nepali girls sent into bonded labor, as well as the films HOPE IN THE HIMALAYAS and CHILDREN OF HOPE for the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation. She has produced and directed numerous documentary series that have taken her around the globe, including "Exotic Islands”, and the series "Royal Families of the World,” as well as documentary series for the BBC, the Discovery Channel and TLC. Before working in documentary television, she worked in Costa Rica as a Project Officer for an environmental project with the United Nations, and in Bolivia as a researcher for a human rights organization. (11/08)
The Sari Soldiers
A film by Julie Bridgham, 2008, 92 min., Color
Filmed over three years during the most historic and pivotal time in Nepal’s modern history, The Sari Soldiers is an extraordinary story of six...