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Secrets of Dhaulagiri

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Genre  Documentary, Short
Director  Prabesh Subedi
Music director  Samrat Thapa
Cinematography  Ramesh Dhamala
9.6/10 IMDb

Duration  
Running time  30 minutes
Producer  Prabesh Subedi
Initial release  January 6, 2012 (Copenhagen)
Cast  Dil Bahadur, Sagendra Gauchan

Secrets of dhaulagiri


Secrets of Dhaulagiri is a 2011 Nepalese documentary film directed by Prabesh Subedi and produced by Media Chautari.

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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.

Synopsis

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
  • References

    Secrets of Dhaulagiri Wikipedia
    Secrets of Dhaulagiri IMDb


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