REVIEW FOR SHARNARTHI: A GENERATION IN EXILE - DOCUMENTARY BY FLIPMIND
Flipmind is screening 2 documentaries as part of the series "Man, Modernity And Mountains" on 21st January at the La Makaan.
"Sharnarthi: A Generation In Exile" is the first documentary that will be screened at 6:30pm. It has been directed by Rituraj Sapkota, and is 48 minutes in duration.
Sharnarthi traces the story of a generation of refugees from Bhutan who lived in refugee camps for 18 years, and who are now being resettled in countries such as the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark. Most of the people of this generation were either too small to remember when their families had been ousted from Bhutan, or have never seen Bhutan, having spent their entire lives in refugee camps.
Born to ethnically Nepalese parents who were once citizens of Bhutan, over 50,000 children and teenagers today are living a life of mixed identities.
Flipmind was established in 2008 with the objective of using video and audio as media for documenting issues of humane significance and facilitating concrete change. While it frequently uses video as a medium to build corporate videos and advocacy films for NGOs, its commitment lies in bringing stories from little known places and of little known communities to a wider, sensitized audience.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact Rommel at 80194-22427, or Arvind at 99665-69240 for further details.