1. KQED: Watching Films to Support Nepal’s Quake Victims

    Posted April 30th, 2015 by justinbarker in News

    By Lakshmi Sarah “My cousin is still waiting for a medical rescue,” said Bay Area resident and film festival organizer Nisha Thapa. Thapa’s cousin is stranded with a broken arm in a village three hours from Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu, after the Apr. 25 earthquake that has killed over 5,000. Thapa says the last thing […]

  2. KALW: San Francisco Himalayan Film Festival explores trials and tribulations

    Posted April 30th, 2015 by justinbarker in News

     By Jack Detsch When the San Francisco Himalayan Film Festival kicks off Friday at the 9th Street Independent Film Center, many of those profiled on screen will still be coping with disaster. On Saturday, a catastrophic magnitude 7.9 earthquake rocked Nepal, more than 4,600 people dead and 9,000 injured, including a small handful of visitors from […]


    Posted April 16th, 2015 by amisha in Uncategorized

    MAGIC OF THE HIMALAYAS “Sunakali,” about a Nepalese female soccer team, opens this year’s Himalayan Film Festival on May 2, 2015 Three years ago, I was sitting on the outdoor patio of an organic tourist cafe three stories above the bustling streets of Kathmandu. I was enjoying a masala infused potato salad and an over […]

  4. Himalayan Film Festival on KPFA

    Posted April 9th, 2015 by justinbarker in Uncategorized

    Nisha Thapa, Amisha Hada and Justin Barker were on KPFA for an hour on April 5th 2015 talking about the Himalayan Film Festival, the importance of community, storytelling and a region in transformation: