A brand-new festival highlights Himalayan films
Most powerfully, she traces the struggles of a human-rights lawyer who advocates for the country's alarming number of people who've been "disappeared" by the government, including the 15-year-old daughter of another of Bridgham's subjects.
Other intriguing entries in the small but promising Himalayan Film Festival line-up include another doc about the Nepalese civil war, Beneath Everest: Nepal Reform; a doc about Tibetan athletes' attempts to earn representation at the Beijing Olympics, Leaving Fear Behind whose director was jailed because of the film; and, among a handful of narrative works, Old Dog, about a family at odds over the treatment of their much-cherished dog (a Tibetan Mastiff, natch).
HIMALAYAN FILM FESTIVAL
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