World Premiere


Country: USA
Language: English, Nepali

Running Time: 92min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

Some offers really are too good to be true. In 2015, 68 Nepalese and Indians students learned this lesson the hard way. Each paid $10,000 to study at an American institution calling itself Lambirds Academy. Lambirds promised eight months of education, a work visa and a guaranteed job on a cruise ship. When the students arrived at Lambirds’ campus on the Caribbean isle of St. Lucia, they found nothing but an empty room above a grocery store. They were left stranded, broke and homeless, with their passports confiscated.

Fini Maza’s documentary recounts the story of these ruthlessly scammed students as they struggle to redeem their investment—and their dreams.


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Director: Fini Maza
Producer: Ana Castañosa, Fini Maza
Screenwriter: Juan Lázaro
Executive Producer: Fini Maza, Ana Castañosa, Juan Lázaro

Music: Rubén Gutiérrez
Cinematographer: Fini Maza
Editor: Juan Lazzaro, Laura Bueno

Subjects: Celysha Chhetri, Seemanta Thapaliya, Prabin Bhandari, Sapanjit Singh, Romisha Singh, Kiran Takuri, Ranjan Deuja, Bijay Shrestha

Fini Maza

Fini Maza has worked in various capacities on film and television projects. He makes his directorial debut with The Lambirds (17).