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2017 Himalayan Film Festival

Stories from the magical Himalayas

Join us for the Fifth Annual Bay Area Himalayan Film Festival featuring stories from the Himalayas on July 15, 2017.



Join us for Gala Night!



Kalo pothi is a Nepali drama film directed by Min Bahadur Bham and produced by Anna Katchko, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Min Bahadur Bham, Debaki Rai, Catherine Dussart and Anup Thapa.The story takes place in Mugu, a district in north-west Nepal in 2001 during the Nepalese civil war (1996–2006). It is the first Nepali film to be screened at the Venice Film Festival. It was selected as the Nepalese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards .The film is based on a journey embarked by two friends, Prakash and Kiran, belonging to different castes in search of a missing hen, unaware of the tyranny brought by the fragile ceasefire during the Nepalese civil war.

Program Agenda:

6:00p – Door open/registration/networking/ dinner

7:00p – Welcome session and movie intro

7:15p – Feature movie – Kalo Pothi (90 min)

8:45p – Q&A (Skype Q&A with Director Min Bham)

9:30p – Door close