FRAMES OF WAR (YUDHA CHITRA)
Frames of War (Yudha Chitra) 40 min
By Prem BK and Kesang Tseten
Camera Prem BK
Edited by Kesang Tseten & Prem BK
Producers Shunyata Film Production and Nepalaya
Best Nepali Film, Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2008
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. The film brings us the voices of those whose relatives were killed or disappeared or who were disabled during the conflict. Suffering and pain reside in individuals and individual bodies, which we often forget under the collective ‘people’. The film excavates individual stories while accompanying a traveling exhibition of A People War that in 2007-2008 traversed the country for more than three months and was seen by more than 300,000 people. The film also reminds us that public acknowledgement of what happened is a precondition for healing.