Caste Out is an interactive web documentary offering an authentic portrait of the lingering effects of the caste system in Nepal through the story of one Dalit family. Despite their many challenges, the Pariyar family finds opportunity in skill development and education. Their story embodies the hope that the community shares, as well as existing and emerging challenges Dalits face.
Additionally, the project includes a virtual reality documentary short, Caste Out: Mamata, exploring the experience of Mamata, a young girl from the Pariyar family’s village (for which the trailer is featured here). This cross-platform, interactive approach provides an intimate look at the nuanced role of the caste system in modern day Nepal and how today’s generation of school children are pursuing work and dreams beyond what was possible in the past.