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2016 Himalayan Film Festival

Opening Night Featuring : Bhagyale Bachekaharu — Miracle Survivals in Nepal Earthquake

Directed by Ganesh Pandey

Nepal / 2015 / 50 min mins

Opening Night Featuring Bhagyale Bachekaharu

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
May 13, 2016 6:00 pm

Description

 On 25 April and 12 May 2015, a devastating earthquake (7.8 on the Richer Scale) and its

aftershocks struck Nepal leaving more than 9,000 dead, thousands injured, hundreds of people

missing and others displaced. More than half a million houses were destroyed, heritage sites

crumbled, transportation came to a halt, and people’s day-to-day activities were completely

paralyzed.

Bhagyale Bachekaharu (Nepal Earthquake: Heroes, survivors, and Miracles) is the story of

several individuals who miraculously survived the devastating earthquake. It also features

interviews of Armed Police Force Inspector Laxman Basnet who rescued people; Nepal Army’s

Deepak Rai and Bikas KC, who rescued a four-month-old baby; and National Poet Laureate

Madhav Prasad Ghimire who survived both the 1934 and 2015 earthquakes.

The film is a historical document that vividly portrays the picture of the devastating situation in

Nepal caused by the earthquake and its physical and psychological impact on the Nepalese

people.

Dates & Times

Opening Night Featuring Bhagyale Bachekaharu

Ninth Street Independent Film Center
May 13, 2016 6:00 pm