Listen to the Wind

English (subtitled), 33 min, 1999, Nepal

The setting is the Sherpa village of Khumjung, 3600 metres above sea level,  in the lap of Mount Everest.

Dawa, a quiet, gentle boy, learns about nature and life from his best friend, an old nomad with failing eyesight.

Dawa is apprehensive about going to a new school as he will have less time for his nomad friend who has expressed a desire to see the Kalma Metok, a rare white rhododendron of the higher pastures. The boy pledges to make it happen.

Other than the difficulty of finding the flower, Dawa is also bullied by a gang of boys, pressured by his parents  to secure a scholarship and rejected by a girl who had befriended him. The boys then play a cruel prank on the nomad.

In the face of such tribulations, will Dawa rise above himself?

 
Producer:
Kesang Tseten, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
 
Creative Crew
Camera:
Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
Editing:
Nirmal Chander
Sound:
Santosh Paudel
Actors:
Ang Tenba Sherpa, Nauraj Rai
Script: Kesang Tseten, Supported by Save the Children & UNICEF (South Asia Masculinity Project)