Oct202011

TNFF co-presents Wounds of War with ImagineNATIVE Film Festival

International Premiere

Buwegu Maanatuna (The Spinner of Flights)
2011, Nepal, 23 min, MiniDV, PG, Newari and Nepali w/English subtitles
Director: Loonibha Tuladhar

Presented as part of:
Wounds of War
Oct 20 2011, 12:30PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

Mira Sthapit spent her childhood wishing for the opportunity to attend school like her older siblings. But a physical impairment has prevented her from achieving her dream. Instead, she is regulated to a life of poverty and struggle, working as a kite maker in central Kathmandu. However, at the age of 50, her life takes a sudden turn as she begins to taste what she has always longed for in this sensitive and insightful portrayal of one woman’s struggle to rise above circumstance.

Loonibha Tuladhar (Newar) studied Acting and Direction from Sayajirao College, Varodhara, India. Loonibha is currently pursuing her Master’s in Rural Development. Her first film as producer/director was Samali, The Escort (2009).

Yudhakalma Jawafdehita
(Wounds of War)
2011, Nepal, 60 min, DVCAM, 18A
Nepali English
Director: Prina Raj Joshi

Presented as part of:
Wounds of War
Oct 20 2011, 12:30PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

The 10-year armed conflict in Nepal lasted from 1996 to 2006, when the Maoist Communist Party of Nepal declared a people’s revolt to topple the reigning monarchy and eventually establish the “People’s Republic of Nepal.” However, during the ensuing conflict, more than 12,800 people were killed and an estimated 100,000 people were internally displaced as a result. Provocative and unflinching, director Prina Raj Joshi turns his lens to the survivors, many of whom were victims of unimaginable human rights violations. Astounding guerrilla footage and heart-wrenching testimony combine to create an unprecedented account of a war that took place at the top of the world.

Prina Raj Joshi (Newar) is a TV journalist and documentary filmmaker. His previous documentary, Gway Maru, won a special mention award at the 2009 Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, and was showcased as part of imagineNATIVE’s Spotlight on Nepal. His film Kumari (The Living Goddess) premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2010.

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