The Sari Soldiers

There are more than two sides to every story.


From the Press and Blogs

“I truly believe that every student of conflict resolution must see this film…with this documentary, seemingly opposite realities can be simultaneously true.” Laura L. Noah, Pronoia Mediation blog

“Though these women are on opposite sides of the conflict, Bridgham’s even hand allows each woman to tell her story on her own terms. The result is a moving portrait of women during war and their struggles as mothers, daughters, and sisters.” Marie Lo, The Asian Reporter

“I heartily recommend this important film for people interested in understanding this very recent history, as well as to reaffirm the power that we can all make as individuals.” Dilip Barman, Saathee Magaine

“The Sari Soldiers is a work that I encourage every community to watch. This is important, not just for the people of Nepal and raising awareness, but for the entire world.” Thomas Fortenberry, Fortenberry Blog,

“The Sari Soldiers” is a captivating film. Each story touches the audience emotionally, changing their emotions with the changes of the story in the film.” Smita Magar, Sincera Blog

“Utilizing an impressive impartiality, the director presents a vivid array of women who range from a die-hard Maoist guerrilla leader to a fresh-faced army recruit and a strident student activist.” Chris Barsanti,

“Bridgham's overarching portrait of political upheaval is compassionate and insightful, …the director discovers a symbol of both inspirational human rights advocacy, and the terrible tragedy of tyranny.” Nick Schager, Slant Magazien

“Intimate and engrossing, the film gives us six commitments and hopes.” Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic


University Quotes


“Unforgettable…exemplary…. These women are true revolutionaries. They give me hope and inspiration…. Reveals a changing world and compels us to acknowledge the importance for reconciliation and to move forward in reconstructing our country.” Dr. Bidya Ranjeet, President, The Nepali Women's Global Network

Rama Lohani-Chase, Women's and Gender Studies department, The College of New Jersey