Nepali documentary now at Oxford

Himalayan News Service


Nepali documentary film ‘Bhedako Oon Jasto... in Search of a Song…’ has now been selected to be screened in the historic city of Oxford. It is being screened at The Ninth RAI International

Festival of Ethnographic Film 2005, which is being organised by The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI), the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology — University of Oxford in association with The Oxford Brookes University. The Festival provides a prestigious international forum to increase the accessibility of anthropological films to academic and media professionals and the general public in Britain and Europe. The Festival is scheduled for Sunday-Wednesday, 18 to 21 September in Oxford. Out of 200 entries, 50 films from around the world have been selected for screening during the four-day festival. “Selection of the film at this festival is an extra recognition for the film. This will not only promote Nepal but also further introduce Nepali filmmaking to the participants,” says a delighted Kiran Krishna Shrestha, maker of the film. ‘Bheda ko Oon Jasto…’ is a simple documentation of a search process of a song in the Langtang region of Nepal, where journalist Narayan Wagle leads singer Amrit Gurung of Nepathya fame to the source of the song “Bhedako Oon”. A common friend and a filmmaker by hobby, Kiran follows this 10-day trip. The film is produced and promoted by nepa~laya.