Films

TREMBLING MOUNTAIN

The film shows a glimpse of gritty migrant conditions, rarely permitted to be filmed by the Gulf states, with its well-known sensitivity to outside criticism of its labour policies and practices.

2016; 83 min

 

HOSPITAL

This is an unusually intimate portrait of a state-run hospital in one of Nepal’s most remote and poorest districts of Kalikot in West Nepal.

2016; 59 min

CASTAWAY MAN

Dor Bahadur Bista, one of Nepal’s most controversial intellectuals in modern times, disappeared without trace in 1996.

2015; 82 min

WHO WILL BE A GURKHA

The recruitment of the Gurkhas has been a subject of much fascination, this despite the fact that the number of Gurkhas recruited for the British Army has dwindled from the 200,000 who fought during the Second World to a couple hundred. Young Nepalis, however, continue to be lured to become ‘lahureys’, the common name for ‘Gurkhas’, named after Lahore, then the conscripting base.

2012; 86 min

IN SEARCH OF THE RIYAL

The film shows a glimpse of gritty migrant conditions, rarely permitted to be filmed by the Gulf states, with its well-known sensitivity to outside criticism of its labour policies and practices. The stories of disillusionment and, occasional, transformation, capture the essence of the Nepali migrant experience, and the enormity of his journey.

2012; 75 min

THE DESERT EATS US

The film provides a rare glimpse of the migrant experience in Qatar, where they outnumber natives by 3 to 1. Their struggle to endure long working hours in stultifying heat, burdened by loans and high expectations of home, and the upheaval and fractures of emotional life is overwhelming, unhinging the compass of their lives.

2011; 68 min

SAVING DOLMA

The film looking at women migrant workers follows the thread of Dolma, sentenced to death for killing a Filipino co-domestic in Kuwait.

2010; 63 min

FRAMES OF WAR

Yudha Chitra (Frames of War) is a stark reminder that peace has not yet come for those directly affected by Nepal’s 11-year conflict.

2008; 40 min

WE CORNER PEOPLE

They call themselves ‘corner’ people. No settlement lies beyond their high hills.

2007; 50 min

ON THE ROAD WITH THE RED GOD: MACHHENDRANATH

Every 12 years, impassioned devotees pull a 65-feet tall unwieldy chariot in the Kathmandu Valley.

2005; 72 min

WE HOMES CHAPS

This film explores the fragile ground where love and unlove cohabit, illuminating a rare space where the two are in close.

2002; 61 min

LISTEN TO THE WIND

Set in the Sherpa village of Khumjung, in the lap of Mt. Everest, 13-year-old Dawa does not have usual boy interests. His best friend is an old nomad.

1999; 32 min

BOY FROM MY WINDOW

A boy on a terrace across my window, a domestic worker, sweeps, waters plants, washes clothes

2014; 14 min

MEN AT WORK

This film is an ode to the commonplace. Its four segments or chapters are slighter narratives that the commonplace, everyday situations, yield and with interest; all was needed was a steady gaze of interest to discover these.

2013; 64 min