VIEWS OF NEPAL
Cervino CineMountain pauses to take a look at Nepal a year on from the earthquake that devastated the country and left almost 9,000 dead, over 22,000 injured and more than 700,000 families homeless.
A day-long reflection on Nepal and its background stories, a look at changes: dramatic ones like those caused by the quake; personal and cultural changes like those portrayed in Rajan Kathet’s film; or the changes resulting from choices made to tackle an environmental and ecological emergency, which are given less publicity than the earthquake but are equally devastating.
Room is set aside for stories told through different eyes, for the creativity of a young filmmaker and for the protagonist’s reflections as he changes while seeing, and finally there’s room to tell the tale of a country strug- gling to cope with its huge environmental problems.
A look at Nepal and solidarity: over the past year humanitarian and voluntary associations have been playing a vital role in providing aid and support to the populations hit by the earthquake; the films themselves intend to offer solidarity. Room is also devoted to the accounts of those who daily assist a country struggling to get back on its feet. Besides the directors, there will be a meeting with representatives from the association Sanonani, founded in Valle d’Aosta in 2015.
Throughout the Cervino CineMountain festival, donations will be collected and subsequently shared out between the associations whose representatives take part in the Nepal day.
Sanonani means “small child” in Nepalese. The non-profit organisation, set up in Aosta Valley in 2015, provides aid to orphans and the small children of large families that find themselves in difficulty, on the outskirts of Kathmandu where they built Sanonani’s House which guarantees a hot meal, a bed and all necessary assistance. After the earthquake of april 2015 Sanonani provides economic and material aid for reconstruction of Gokarani village, at the foothills of Everest Valley.