Please note: In winter film screenings start at 6:30pm!
As the the 15th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is on 14-18 Dec. with great movies, short films and documentaries, , NexUs will not have any screening on Thursday 14 Dec.
Thursday 7 December – 6:30pm – NEPAL REAL (Documentary)
RESCHEDULED FOR JANUARY (date TBA) due to Elections
Mira Rai – 2013
Nepali w/ English subtitles – 42 mn
Directed by: Lloyd Belcher
An inspirational short documentary about the journey of a spirited Nepali village girl, who always dreamed of being successful in sport despite all the challenges that she & other Nepali girls face.
After running away from her remote mountain village, Mira joined the Maoist army and eventually travelled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck. Out of money, and about to return to her village, she hears about a long running race in the local hills. She wins it and begins to realise her tough mountain village upbringing has prepared her perfectly for this sport.
Thanks to Bobby at Sattya for kindly assisting in arranging this screening.
Please Note: No screening on 14 Dec. as KIMFF is on!
Thursday 21 December – 6:30pm – DOUBLE FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES! Focus on: MONGOLIA
Mongolia is not a country we hear very much about in Nepal, so here is a unique opportunity to discover two major aspects of that country: the wide steppe on the trail of Genghis Khan, and the urban transformation in the capital Ulaan Bator with two half-hour documentaries.
#1: Tim Cope: On the trail of Genghis Khan (2010)
English – 28mn
In June 2004 Tim set off on an epic journey, 10,000km from Mongolia to Hungary by horse – a journey that eventually took him more than three years and led him on a deep journey into the fabric of nomad society on the Eurasian steppe.
Accompanied by his Kazakh dog, Tigon – Tim learnt to fend off wolves and would-be horse-thieves, and grapple with the extremes of the steppe as he crossed sub-zero plateaux, the scorching deserts of Kazakhstan and the high-mountain passes of the Carpathians.
This is the presentation Tim gave to a National Geographic Live event.
#2: Out Of Steppe: Mongolia’s Economic Boom Is Leaving Many Behind (2014)
Mongolia is powering into huge economic growth and each year, more than 50,000 people leave the steppe to settle in neighborhoods surrounding the capital Ulaan Bator. However with this shift come great concerns over identity and wealth inequality, as many Mongolians are left behind.
Of 3 million Mongolians, half live in the capital; there has been a rural exodus since a new consumerist way of life has emerged. While many have prospered as Mongolia grows rich, from globalisation, and inward investment, wealth inequality is extreme “with one third under the poverty level”.
Thursday 28 December – 6:30pm – BLIND DATE CINEMA
As the name suggest, in blind date you don’t know which movie you are going to watch until it starts. Let yourself be surprised tonite!
To end the year on a light note, our Blind Date movie of the day is a very enjoyable comedy drama about a tradition-minded Indian housewife who enrolls in an accelerated English-language course while visiting relatives in New York.
FILM SCREENINGS ARCHIVES (pdf files)
See what you missed or check the details of a movie you saw and enjoyed in our past screenings!