Govt incentive sought for mother-language films

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 15:

Though the number of films made in various mother languages in use in the country is gradually increasing, popular film director Naveen Subba today said the government should provide incentive to such films.

Subba, the director of internationally-acclaimed Numafung — a popular film based on Limbu culture and tradition — was addressing the inaugural function of the premiere of Aase, a documentary made in Magar language, organised by Nepal Magar Students’ Association here today. He complained the government of supporting only the films made in Nepali language in the name of promoting Nepali culture and tradition. “But films like Aase, which are made in various mother languages, are the ones that really promote Nepali culture and tradition. Aase, the film directed by Sanjog Laphaa Magar, has included various images of Nepali culture which no other Nepali film has yet thought of.” Director Magar criticised the Magar community for not showing willingness to support and promote their own culture.