The film fallows two families living in the remote Himalayas, Dhaulagiri Himal (26795 ft) of Nepal. It focuses on happiness and sorrows of people living with the geographical difficulties along with their cultural and religious beliefs. This film was released on 11 December 2011 at Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival.
Secrets of Dhaulagiri explores the life obscured by innumerable difficulties while living in the high Himalayas. The documentary features lives of two characters — Dil Bahadur, 78 and Sagendra Gauchan, 38 — in an impressive way. Gauchan looks after his herd of yak and stays in high altitude for six months. He earns through yak rearing which is a difficult task where anything can happen to him due to natural calamities like snow erosion and mist. Meanwhile, Bahadur is a victim of paralysis and believes that after drinking yak’s blood he will become healthy.
Major international screenings
Kendal Mountain Festival,Kendal,UK, 2012
Asiatica Film Festival,Rome,Itely, 2012
Trento Film Festival,Trento,Itely, 2012
Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 2012
International Mountain Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2012
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival,Nepal, 2011