Katmandú (2011)

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Understanding Nepalese Culture Through a Volunteering Project[edit]

Laila, a Spanish teacher, moves to Kathmandu as a volunteer at a local school. She faces a strong cultural shock when she discovers an exclusive educational system that excludes a large part of the population. She decides to start a daring educational project, directed at the children in the slums. In order for her educational project to go ahead, she realizes that she will have to marry a Nepalese man in order to legalize her situation. Although tough at first, Laila falls in love with the stranger she married and becomes very good friends with Sharmila, a Nepali co-worker. Through this cultural immersion, Laila begins to understand the depth of the Nepalese society and traditions.