Documentary, 38 minutes

Director & Editor: Ronja Hemm
DoP: Jonathan Brunner
Sound: Daria Somesan
Sarah Salzmann

Sponsored by Film + Medien Nachwuchsförderung Rheinland-Pfalz & Freunde Nepals e.V.

Two daughters of a Nepalese Tamang family are preparing to study abroad. Their hopes for a better life are high, but the price is immeasurable. They have to leave behind what is the Tamang people’s greatest good: their family. The sisters seek a conversation with their mother and grandmother, who still live arduous lives following the old tradition.

Zwei Töchter einer nepalesischen Tamangfamilie bereiten sich auf ein Studium im Ausland vor. Die Hoffnung auf das bessere Leben ist groß, der Preis unermesslich. Sie müssen verlassen, was im Stamm der Tamang höchstes Gut ist: die Familie. Die Schwestern suchen das Gespräch mit Mutter und Großmutter, die noch das harte Leben der alten Tradition führen.


Best Student Documentary Short | 26th Palm Springs International Shortfest, USA
Audience Award Short Documentary | 17th Provinziale, Eberswalde, Germany
Audience Award | 6th STIFF – Student International Film Festival, Rijeka, Croatia


Palm Springs Shortfest - For Your Sake“A film that shows how essential education and family support is to female empowerment and emancipation. Told through the perspective of three generations of Tamang women in Nepal, For Your Sake, observes its subjects with refreshing joy“



Festival Screenings
26th Palm Springs International Shortfest (USA)
28th Barcelona Women International Filmfestival (ES)
37th Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel (DE)
49th Molodist – Kyiv International Film Festival, Kyiv (URK)
14th Fünf Seen Filmfestival, Starnberg (DE)
49th Sehsüchte, Potsdam (DE)
3rd Kinomorphia Film Festival, Sofia (BGR)
17th Provinziale – Filmfest Eberswalde (DE)
31st Belfast Cinemagic Film and Television Festival, Belfast (UK)
5th Working Title Film Festival, Vicenza (IT)
6th Fusion – South Europe International Film Festival, Valencia (ES)
10th Annual Arlington Film Festival, Watertown, Massachusetts (USA)
17th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest (HUN)
18th Internationale Festival Signs of the Night, Bangkok (THA)
6th STIFF – Student International Film Festival, Rijeka (HRV)
5th Crossing The Screen Film Festival, Eastbourne (UK)
22nd FestCurtasBH International Short Film Festival, Belo Horizone (BRA)