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Children of the Snow Land
93-minutes
A coming of age voyage in which the children must trek from their adopted city school all the way back to their birthplace in the highest inhabited villages on earth, to reconnect with family and an ancient way of life, to make peace with those who gave them up for a ‘better’ life.
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Children of the Snow Land

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Running Time
Feature Film
93 minutes
Genres
Documentary

Children of the Snow Land

Children of the Snow Land tells 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. From just four years old, some children are sent by their parents 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. Upon graduation, aged 16, the children are making the trek home; an arduous trek across mountains that takes them to the highest inhabited place on the planet; 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. Then Nepal’s largest recorded earthquake strikes. Children of the Snow Land documents their scary, moving, funny and humbling stories.

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Formats
  • DVD
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Year(s) screened
  • 2018
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