Traverse mountain passes with acclaimed singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn as he returns to the spectacular Himalayan country of Nepal after twenty years away.
Return to Nepal was produced in association with USC Canada for Documentary Channel.
“…a breathtaking journey.” – NOW Magazine
“Cockburn proves a genial companion, with self-deprecating 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
Producer/director Robert Lang and cinematographer Guy Clarkson accompany singer/songwriter Bruce Cockburn as he returns to the spectacular Himalayan country of Nepal after twenty years away.
Bruce discovers a land where much has changed. With a Maoist government recently installed, and women newly empowered, there are fresh initiatives to deal with the grinding poverty of the majority of the Nepali people. But it’s also a land where, in the remotest areas, life is lived as it has been for centuries, with 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 of a corner of the world that is largely unknown, but whose people have much to offer: spiritual wisdom, tactics for survival in a harsh land, and a shining example of interdependence and determination.
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