Film Screening: Kesang Tseten’s Trembling Mountain

Photo by Mapem Lanigan

Speakers: Dr. Drona Rasali and Mr. Moti Lal Nepali

The Himalaya Program hosted a special film screening of filmmaker Kesang Tseten’s new documentary on Nepal’s Langtang Valley following the devastating 2015 earthquakes. Packing out the Lasserree Auditorium, this screening of Trembling Mountain was the first in North America, and was well-attended by students, faculty and staff of UBC, and members of the Nepali, Bhutanese, and Tibetan communities.

The documentary followed the small, tight-knit community of Langtang village, and their efforts to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the earthquakes.

After the screening we held a discussion between members of the audience and some of the members of the Himalaya Program’s steering committee, including Sara Shneiderman, Katherine Hacker and Ratna Shrestha. Some members of the audience shared their personal experiences of the earthquakes and thanked the film for revitalizing their hopes.

This event was sponsored by Art History, Visual Art and Theory, and the Himalaya Program.

Photos by Mapem Lanigan


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