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A brand-new festival highlights Himalayan films

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From Himalayan Gold Rush

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

Wed/15-Sun/19, $10

Various venues

www.himalayanfilmfest.com

Comments

I've had the privilege of seeing a few of these films already (Himalayan Gold Rush, Old Dog, Sari Soldiers and Road to Peace) and am really happy they are finally coming to the Bay Area. For a first year festival, I also have to say their overall lineup is really impressive....just wish there were more nights in San Francisco.
Regardless, I think it will be well received here in the Bay and look forward to attending.

Posted by Bonnie P. on May. 15, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

Just left opening night in Berkeley! Road to Peace was well received, food from Curry Without Worry was tasty and conversations after the film were awesome! 4 more nights to "get high" with films from the Himalayas!

Posted by Justin Barker on May. 15, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

I saw the documentary about the attempts of Tibetan athletes to gain representation at the Olympics in Beijing. It was an extremely moving doc and opened my eyes to the ethnic variety and their battles in China. I really recommend it!

Posted by May Tours on May. 24, 2013 @ 2:59 am

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