Indigenous Film Archive

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NIIFF 2010

NEPAL INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FILM FESTIVAL (NIIFF) 2010 - June 

Indigenous Film Archive is pleased to host NIIFF 2010 in June in the exotic city of Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival is being organized for the fourth year. The festival “Indigenous Wisdom and Youth” will celebrate the joyous spirit of young and old coming together to learn and share experiences, skills and knowledge. Special events will be organized to encourage the older generation to tell stories to children and youth. The youth will host a technological workshop where they will share how techniques and technicalities can be used to conserve traditional knowledge  and wisdom.

 

 

List of Films Screened during Nepal International Indigenous Film Festival(NIIFF) 2010

  ▪ And the rivers flows on (67’ sub English)                                                                                   
 Acapulco/Mexico, 2010, Dir. Carlos Perez Rojas
Resisting development projects that would adversely affect indigenous communities
Documentary 
 
▪ For the Next Seven Generation (85’ sub-English)                                                                                                        
International /USA, 2004-2009, Dir. Carole Heart
13 Indigenous Grandmothers travel around the globe for spreading knowledge for peace
Documentary

26  June , Saturday  
▪ Thareng- Thareng (110'/ sub- english.)                                                                                       
-Tamang/Nepal, 2010, Dir. Santalal ghising
Circumstantially stricken people can't escape misfortune even after running away from it
Fiction

  ▪ Naga story:The Other side of silence (64’ sub-English)                                                                                                     
Naga/India, 2003, Dir. Gopal Menon
Conflict of indigenous peoples and the state
Documentary

▪ Fungwama (95' sub- English)
Limbu/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Arun Pradhan
The wound that couldn’t be healed as a consequence of 10 year's conflict
Fiction
 
▪ Sain  (85' sub-Nepali)                                                                                                  
Gurung/Nepal, 2010, Dir.Yug Gurung & Naujung Gurung
A lust for materialistic happiness causing misunderstanding in relationships
Fiction

  ▪ Maya(120' sub English)                                                                                          
Newar/Nepal, 2010, Dir.Aaryem Nakami & Sunita Rajbhandari
This is about wining on belief, a grief of caste discrimination
Fiction

27 June  , Sunday                       

▪ Jatheba (90')                                                                                                                     
Tamang/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Dinesh Pakhrin
Illiteracy and poverty of Tamang community people; the cause for state's marginalization
Fiction

▪ The broken Wings
(43' sub-english)                                                                                                        
Nepal 2010, Dir. Deependra Rai
Young generation's effort to bring change in the attitude of traditional culture of "lahurey"
Short Film

▪ Pong (20')                                                                                                  
Tamang/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Suku Maya Tamang
Sometimes following tradition can create adverse effects
Short Film

▪    Prangbola Mhang(100')                                                                                                                     
Tamang/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Hira Lal Blon
Struggle is the only alternative for poor living either in city or village.
Fiction

▪ Eyes on What’s Inside (33’50 sub English)                                                                  
Me’phaa / Mexico, 2005, Dir. Carlos perez rojas
Voice against brutal militarization among the indigenous people
Documentary

▪ Amazonia For Sale (38’ sub English)                                                                                                      
Awajun /Peru, 2009-2010, Dir. Facundo Lopez
Conflict between indigenous peoples and multi- national corporations over land rights
Documentary

▪  Saleejyu (80')                                                                                                                              
Magar/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Pratimaya Pun & Santosh Pithakote Magar
Leaving ancestral occupation for sake of Love
Fiction
  
   ▪ Danphe chari -  45' (sub-English)                                                                    
Nepal, 2010, Dir. Nabin subba & Tsering Ritar sherpa
Cultural relation between mountain and Terai
Musical

Closing 
At Nepal tourism Board
11 June  , Friday

▪ Rai Bantawa (30')                                                                                                                          
Bantawa/Nepal, 2010, Dir. Salik Satashak
Awareness on protection of the cultural identity of Rai 'Bantawa' community
Documentary

▪ Pahichan Ko Khojima Dhimal( 19'30 ")
Dhimal/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Mohan Manandhar
Awareness on protection of endangered cultural identities
Documentary

26 June, Saturday

▪ Contact (78’ sub English)                                                                                                                
Australia, 2009, Dir. Bentley Dean & Martin Butler
Cultural contact between indigenous peoples and white settlers
Documentary

▪ Les Nomades du Cercle Polaire (52’sub English)                                                                                                           
Komi/Russia, 2007, Dir. Andreas Voigt
Traditional ways of life of indigenous peoples
Documentary

▪ Byashi Sauka ko Sanskriti (15'30")                                                                                                                                
Sauka/Nepal, 2010, Dir. Rajendra Singh Kunwar
Difficulties and hardships faced by the 'Byaasi' people while trading
Documentary

▪  The Only Image of My father (58’ sub-English)                                                                                                                
Sami/Sweden, 2004, Dir. Kine Boman
Monika sets off , in search of her father and ancestral root of Sami culture
Documentary

 And the rivers flows on(67’ sub English)                                                                            
 Acapulco/Mexico, 2010, Dir. Carlos Perez Rojas
 Resisting development projects that would adversely affect indigenous communities
Documentary
 
▪ Yarwng roots(95’ sub-English)                                                                                                                  
Kokborok/India, 2009, Dir. Joseph Pulinthanath
An indigenous village destroyed by the construction of dam
Fiction


27 June , Sunday
▪ Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari (55’ sub-English)                                                                                                               
San / South Africa, 2005, Dir. Paula Ely
Keeping traditional culture alive in the face of modern encroachment
Documentary

▪ Cangleska Wakan (52’53" sub-English)                                                                                                       
Lakota/ U.S.A, 2009, Dir. Aitken Pearson
Indigenous spirituality and Conflict between modernity
Documentary
 
▪ Against the time in Lyngen Alps  (64' sub English)                                                                                                           
Lyngen/Norway, 2007, Dir. Kate-hilde Nilsen & Bente Fernando sem
Northern Norway's reindeer herders  & their summer pastures
Documentary 
  
  ▪ People of the Darkness (20’ sub English)                                                                                                                 
Olep/Bhutan, 2008, Dir. Dorji Wangchuk
The Origins of Bhutan ‘Oleps’ Community losing their culture, language & tradition
Documentary

▪ Spare Change (4’28 sub English)
Ojibway/U.S.A, 2009, Dir. Mike Corbiere
An appeal to the world for  environmental protection
Music Video

▪ Ikwe (4’45 sub English)
Cree /Canada, 2009, Dir. Caroline Monnet
Internal dialogue between young woman and her grandmother, the moon
Documentary

  ▪ Yakthung Pangbhe( 5' sub-English)
Limbu/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Ravi Serma
Topographical land, rivers, varieties of birds and traditional cultures reflect Limbu community.
Music video

▪ Prayers for the New Gods (30’ sub-English)                                                                                                      
Arunanchal/India,2001, Dir. Moji Riba
Interaction between local & imported religions
Documentary
 
▪ Shyath Khemer  (30' sub-English)                                                                                        
Sunuwar/ Nepal, 2010, Dir. Amrit Bdr. Sunuwar
Market encroachment creates adverse effect on the indigenous Sunuwar skills
Documentary/

 ▪Ambi Jiji’s Retirement(30’ sub English)                                                                                                                
Meghalaya/India, 2006, Dir. Nandini Bedi
Traditional methods of Agriculture being challenged by modern systems & drive for profits
Documentary

▪ Community Media
Use of Visual Media to preserve Indigenous culture & knowledge


▪Real Stories : Video Native Mexico/
(10’47 sub- English)
Oaxaca/Mexico, 2003, Dir. Ojo de Agua Communicacion 
 

▪Community Forest
(10' sub English )
Tong Kropoh/Cambodia,2005.   Dir. FMV (Forest Mountain Voice )
  Documentary/
 

NIIFF '10 Winners

Awards

Films

Director

Language/Country

Golden Drum

And the rivers flows on

Carlos Perez Rojas

Acapulco/ Mexico

Silver Drum

Naga Story : The other side of silence

Gopal Menon

Naga/India

Bronz Drum

Yarang (Roots)

Josheph Pulinthanath

Kokborok/India

Special Mention

Saalijyu

Santosh Pithakote Magar

Parti Maya Pun Magar

Magar/Nepal

Special Mention

Sain

Yug Gurung, Naujung Gurung

Gurung/Nepal

Special Mantion

Pahichanko Khojima Dhimal

Mohan Manandhar

Dhimal/Nepal

Special Mention

Pong

Suku Maya Moktan

Tamang/Nepal

Public Choice

Fungwama

Arun Pradhan

Limbu/Nepal

 

 

 

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