TNFF 2012 Films

Buried in Tears

Buried in Tears

This innovative and passionate documentary follows a rock band called Stop Crackdown in South Korea. The five-members band consists of migrant workers from Nepal, Burma, Indonesia and Korea as they play their heart out against the crackdowns on... Read More
Team Nepal

Team Nepal

This is a lively film about a soccer team representing a youth club from Brigunj (town in western Nepal bordering Bihar, India) that travels to Bihar in India to play a tournament. Diarisitic and spontaneous in nature, the film cherishes myriad... Read More
Ma Khusi Chu (I am Happy)

Ma Khusi Chu (I am Happy)

This thoughtful and innovative film is about two idiosyncratic urban characters; Vashna, who lives to make others happy, and Aakash, an aimless wanderer who chooses to live happily in the moment. The film is about their meeting, and beautiful and... Read More
Saving Dolma

Saving Dolma

This is the second documentary of prolific Kesang Tseten’s trio of films about Nepali migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf. The film follows the case of Dolma, a Nepali woman sentenced to death in Kuwait for supposed killing of a fellow domestic... Read More
Hanuman Airlines

Hanuman Airlines

This documentary follows Babu and Lakpa, two crazy but affable thrill seekers as they set out to make their first debut flight of Hanuman Airlines from top of the Mount Everest on a Paraglider. This is a film about faith, determination and living... Read More
Journey to Yarsa

Journey to Yarsa

Thousands of families in Rukum District (western Nepal) leave their villages and flock the high altitude meadows in the Himalayas every summer in search of Yarsa Gumba (cordyceps). Due to the high demands of cordyceps in the Chinese market in recent... Read More
Khusi Bhaneko

Khusi Bhaneko (A Thing Called Happiness)

This film is a collection of thoughts on happiness from the people living in different places in Nepal. It is a simple look into contemporary Nepal and the people who live in it, yet its theme is universal.
Buwega Maanatuna

Buwega Maanatuna (The Spinner of Flights)

This beautiful film centres on the life of Meera Sthapit, who is a spindle-maker and has produced thousands of spindles that launch colourful kites into the Kathmandu sky every autumn. The film is in Newari language spoken by Newars who are... Read More
Identity

Identity

This introspective short documentary delves into the diasporic voices of migration and identity amongst Toronto’s Nepali and Filipino community.