‘The Children of the snow land’ has bagged top honor in Nepal Human Rights Film Festival on Saturday at Kathmandu. Zara Balfour and Marcus Stephenson directorial UK’s 90 minute long film won in ‘best international non-fiction category.’
The film tells the extraordinary story of children born in high Himalayas of Nepal. At 4 years old, they are sent to school in the city, hoping education means a better life. They do not see their parents again for 12 years. Now, aged 16, they trek home.
While, best international fiction film won by Turkey and Iran’s ‘It Rains slowly’, directed by Saeed Nejati Michalina. The film tells a story that happened in 1980’s and its topic is: a teacher teaches the students what freedom is and how to withstand injustice.
Nepali non-fiction award bagged by ‘Chharo- Dust’, directed by Deepak Tolange. The 50 minutes long film is about the children who are working in brick kilns areas in Nepal.
Nepali fiction award won by ‘Badh : Let Her Breathe’, directed by Shreelata Rana and it tells the story of a girl, who shares her painful childhood, confused teenage and bitter relationship.
All winners film have got Nrs. 40 thousand cash including Rhino award. Member of Nationa Human Rights Commission Mr. Sudeep Pathak handed the award to winners. Meanwhile, Jury award bagged by ‘Jalgedhi’, directed by Rajesh Prasad Khatri.