All Films & Events

  1. Beneath Everest – Nepal Reborn

    Tulsi Bhandari / Nepali Cinema, San Francisco Screening / Nepal / 2010 / Documentary / 93 mins
    From deep in the Himalaya mountains where Maoist soldiers greet the morning sun, to the cities where a powerful movement for change explodes on the streets -- Nepalese filmmaker Tulsi Bhandari spent four years filming during the height of countries civil war and historic transition from a 240-year old monarchy to a Republic nation.
    Beneath Everest

    Variety Club Preview Room
    May 17, 2013 6:00 pm

    Beneath Everest

    East Bay Media Center
    May 18, 2013 6:15 pm


  2. The Desert Eats Us

    Kesang Tseten / Nepali Cinema / Nepal, Qatar / 2010 / Documentary / 68 mins
    In recent years, fear of being caught in the crossfire between state security forces and Maoist insurgents and a failing economy propelled Nepalis to sell themselves as cheap labour in the Gulf.
    The Desert Eats Us

    East Bay Media Center
    May 19, 2013 4:00 pm


  3. Highway

    Deepak Rauniyar / Nepali Cinema, San Francisco Screening / Nepal / 2012 / Narrative / 80 mins
    Set against the backdrop of the new culture of bandhs (general strikes) that frequently immobilize post-conflict Nepal, Highway explores five different relationship stories that become intertwined during an ill-fated bus journey from eastern Nepal to the capital, Kathmandu.
    Highway

    Variety Club Preview Room
    May 17, 2013 9:15 pm


  4. Himalayan Gold Rush

    Eric Valli / Films at the Himalayan Fair, Nepali Cinema, San Francisco Screening / Nepal / 2011 / Documentary / 52 mins
    Every spring, tens of thousands of men, women and children leave their villages for a dangerous trek to the high Himalaya, sometimes at the cost of their lives, to collect Yarsagumbu -a mysterious transmutation between plant and insect. Used in Chinese medicine, it is worth up to 60 000 USD a kilo –more than gold!
    Himalayan Gold Rush

    Variety Club Preview Room
    May 17, 2013 8:00 pm

    Himalayan Gold Rush

    Live Oak Theatre
    May 18, 2013 3:45 pm


  5. Into The Current

    Jeanne Hallacy / Burma / 2012 / Documentary / 83 mins
    A story of Burma’s unsung heroes – its prisoners of conscience and the price they pay for speaking truth to power.
    Into the Current

    East Bay Media Center
    May 19, 2013 2:00 pm


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    Leaving Fear Behind

    Dhondup Wangchen / Films at the Himalayan Fair, Tibet in Focus / Tibet / 2008 / Documentary / 25 mins
    Leaving Fear Behind is a heroic film shot by Tibetans from inside Tibet, who longed to bring Tibetan voices to the Beijing Olympic Games. The films director was arrested by for the film and remains behind bars today. All Proceeds go to Dhondup Wangchen and Lhamo Tso Freedom Fund.
    Leaving Fear Behind

    Live Oak Theatre
    May 18, 2013 1:00 pm


  7. Old Dog

    Pema Tseden / Tibet in Focus / China / 2011 / Narrative / 88 mins
    After learning of the high price Tibetan mastiffs fetch on the urban market, a young Tibetan man sells the family dog without his sheepherder father's approval.
    Old Dog

    East Bay Media Center
    May 19, 2013 12:00 pm


  8. Road to Peace – Ancient Wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

    Leon Stuparich / Tibet in Focus / UK / 2012 / Documentary / 65 mins
    Experience the nature and wisdom of the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and discover how he inspires millions of people around the world.
    Road to Peace

    Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
    May 15, 2013 7:00 pm


  9. Sari Soldiers

    Julie Bridgham / Nepali Cinema / Nepal / 2008 / Documentary / 92 mins
    One of the most important documentary films to emerge from post-war Nepal.The Sari Soldiers is the compelling story of six courageous women caught up in a ten year civil war.
    The Sari Soldiers

    Oakland School for the Arts
    May 16, 2013 8:30 pm


  10. Saving Dolma

    Kesang Tseten / Films at the Himalayan Fair, Nepali Cinema / Kuwait, Nepal / 2010 / Documentary / 56 mins
    Saving Dolma reflects on the lives of female migrant domestic workers -- one of the most vulnerable groups of workers and the issues they face in the Middle East.
    Saving Dolma

    East Bay Media Center
    May 18, 2013 5:00 pm