SUDESHA tells the story of a woman living in a village in the lower Himalayas. In this area, people depend entirely on the forest for their daily needs of firewood, food and water. But the forests have been destroyed by powerful timber traders. And along with the forest, the livelihood of the people has been greatly altered. The women of this region played an active role in the ""Chipkow Movement."" Sudesha was imprisoned for her protest.
The digital restoration of SUDESHA as well as three other films by the Yugantar collective was made possible in the framework of „Archive außer sich“.