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 indigenous to Kathmandu valley. In the face of Nepal’s rapidly changing cultural landscape, Meera’s moored life is about to soar into the sky and fly freely like a kite.
Loonibha Tuladhar is currently pursuing her MA in Rural Development and believes that theatre can bring change in society. She has been working on BBC radio dramas since 2010, while also teaching theatre and taking street plays to different parts of the country. Her first film was Samali, the Escort.
Previous Screening and Awards
Special Mention, Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival, Kathmandu, 2011
ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2011