Featuring: Khadak Bahadur Ramtel, Manisha Khadka, Lenin Bista, Rajan Thapa, Pradip Karki, Chet Bahadur Rai, Ramesh Basel, Bhim Bahadur Tamang, Dhan Bahadur Rai, Rajkumar Rai, Kamala Bhandari, Surendra Bayalkoti, Samana Rai, Dhanshara Saru Magar, Ram Kumar Rai, Anjana Chaudhary, Shyam Kumari Chaudhary, Sabin Pun Magar, Rem Bahadur Pun Magar, Santosh Chaudhary, Nirmala K.C., Laxmi Gautam, Laxmi B.K.
Year of production: 2017
During the 10-year conflict (1996-2006) in Nepal, Maoists recruited children as spies, cooks, porters and even frontline guerrillas.
After the signing of a comprehensive peace accord (in 2006) between the Maoists and Nepal government, Maoist combatants and weapons were brought into the UN-supervised camps (in 2007) where 4008 combatants were classified as being minors and or new recruits.
But the Maoist leadership delayed their release for 3 years so they could bargain for bigger rehabilitation packages.
As a result, child soldiers were released (in 2010) only when they had grown into young adults. By then, their rehabilitation had become much more complicated.
They were not given proper rehabilitation packages or integrated into society.
10 years after the conflict ended, the Nepal government and the party they were ready to die for have forgotten them.
The former Maoist child soldiers are now in their 20s fighting for survival and against social stigma.