Rituals of Resistance

“Rituals of Resistance” looks at the evolving generational responses by pacifist Tibetans under 65 years of Chinese occupation. Through first-hand oral accounts by three Tibetan exiles living in disparate parts of the world, the film traces the three paths of resistance from the active and the brutal, to the realm of the symbolic and sacrificial. The film creatively explores the

Menstruation

Chhaupadi sheds are common in mid- and far-western villages in Nepal. During their menstruation periods, women stay in these sheds which are unhygienic and unsafe, putting them at risk to their health and lives. People believe that women are impure during chhau and will make everything they touch impure. The film is the story of the women who have suffered

Lamas in Dilemma

Buraunse is a remote Himalayan village in Humla Districts of Nepal. As in some the himayan districts that share border with tibet, the institution of polyandary is still practiced by trh Lama community there. Adhering to the age-old Tibetan Buddhist tradition, brothers marry a common wife. Over the recent years, however younger generation exposed to modern reluctant to follow the

Gonya: The Shaman’s Day Out

This film depicts the Gonya festival among the Tamang ethnic group in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal. The celebration for Gonya revolves around the performance of the bonbo, an equivalent for the more universal term “shaman” in Tamang culture. The film consists of three parts: The first part shows how the Gonya is incorporated within the overarching tradition of Janai