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Children of the Snow Land (2018)

Section: Competition of European Documentary Films for Children and Youth

Director: Zara Balfour, Marcus Stephenson, Nepal, United Kingdom, 2018, 93 min.

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Sun | 26.05 | 16:30 | Golden Apple Cinema 5

The story of a group of children born in the High Himalayas of Nepal - a remote area of great natural beauty but where life is extremely tough. Some children are sent by their parents at the age of four to the capital city, Kathmandu, to a school run by a Buddhist monk in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life. For ten years or more they do not see or speak to their parents due to the remoteness of their villages. Now, upon graduation, aged 16, the children are making the trek home: an arduous and lengthy journey across mountains that takes them to the highest inhabited place on the planet. It´s a faraway, off-grid land where the way of life has not changed for thousands of years, and where their parents are waiting to see children brought up in a world of mobile phones, social media and most modern conveniences. And then the earthquake strikes.

CountryNepal, United Kingdom
Production Year2018
Runtime93 min.
Age limit12
LanguageEnglish, Nepali, Tibetan
SubtitlesEnglish, Czech
Directed byZara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson
StoryZara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson
ScreenplayZara Balfour & Marcus Stephenson
Director of PhotographyMarcus Stephenson, Mark Hakansson, Zara Balfour, Nima Gurung, Tsering Deki, Jeewan Mahatara, Sangpo Lama, Tsewang Lama
MusicChris Roe
Edited byGraham Taylor
ContactTaskovski Films
Zara Balfour Zara Balfour British director and producer. She studied acting and creativity at institutes in London. She moved from acting to film production and directing. She works in documentary production and making TV ads and custom films. She's won international awards for her work. Marcus Stephenson British producer and director. He has long been successful in TV broadcasting and digital communication. He's made many TV series, documentaries, video clips and commercials. He's been awarded for many of his works. Marcus Stephenson Zara Balfour British director and producer. She studied acting and creativity at institutes in London. She moved from acting to film production and directing. She works in documentary production and making TV ads and custom films. She's won international awards for her work. Marcus Stephenson British producer and director. He has long been successful in TV broadcasting and digital communication. He's made many TV series, documentaries, video clips and commercials. He's been awarded for many of his works.