We Corner People
They call themselves 'corner' people. No settlement lies beyond their high hills. The poorest among them are sub-subsistence; there is no electricity, and not a single shop. Children attend a 3-room school that goes only up to class 3; after that they must walk 4 hours daily. Villagers walk that distance just to buy chili or salt and to sell their bamboo wares, their only means of a cash income. Now a bridge comes to this remote village in Rasuwa District. The bridge will make life easier for villagers; and it will placate fear. One of the rivers straddling the village swept away a young bride when it inexplicably swelled. The event haunts the village.
Best Nepali Documentary, Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, 2006;
Shortlisted for the Second Prize, Film South Asia, Kathmandu, 2007;
New Asian Currents of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan, 2007;
Inaugural film at the 2nd Bangalore International Film Festival and the Viennale International Film festival, 2008;