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Circus Kathmandu: Nepali trafficking victims form troupe

In Nepal, a group of human trafficking victims have formed a circus company which is giving them a new lease of life.

The troupe members were trafficked and sold to circuses in India when they were young, enduring abuse and exploitation before they were rescued.

Two British charities have helped to rehabilitate them and set up Nepal's first contemporary circus.

Now, Circus Kathmandu has been selected to perform at this year's Glastonbury music and arts festival in the UK.

It will be the first ever Nepali troupe to appear at Glastonbury.

BBC News went to meet the troupe in Kathmandu.

Producer: Anbarasan Ethirajan. Camera: Anbarasan Ethirajan and Jyoti Simha

  • 24 Jun 2014
  • From the section Asia
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