Return to Nepal
RETURN TO NEPAL NEWS
1 HOUR DOCUMENTARY
Bruce discovers a land where much has changed, with a Maoist government recently installed, women newly empowered and fresh initiatives to deal with the grinding poverty of the majority of the Nepali people. But it's also a land where, in some of the remotest areas, life is lived much in the way it has for centuries - salt caravans, subsistence farming on steep mountain terraces and off-the-grid villages connected by an ancient network of footpaths.
Return to Nepal is a revealing glimpse at a corner of the world we know little about, but whose people have much to offer us: spiritual wisdom, tactics for survival in a tough land and shining examples of interdependence and determination.
Producer / Director
Director of Photography
Produced by KENSINGTON COMMUNICATIONS in association with USC CANADA
"...a breathtaking journey." -NOW Magazine
"Cockburn proves a genial companion, with self-depricating humour and his guitar at the ready." -The Globe and Mail
"[Return to Nepal] has a disarming informality and intimacy that captured my attention, and I was blown away by the powerful images and optimistic message. Very fine work." -Clarke Mackey, Queen's University Film & Media Department
In 2009, Return to Nepal screened at the Himalaya Film Festival 2009 in Amsterdam, and at the ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
In November 2008, Return to Nepal played to sold-out, appreciative audiences at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
In October 2008, Return to Nepal screened to a full house at the Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival in Toronto.