Winner of the British Independent Film Discovery Award
We have the great pleasure of welcoming ZARA BALFOUR, the films joint producer/director, for an exclusive zoom call to the BEACONSFIELD FILM SOCIETY. Zara will be setting the scene for us prior to the screening of this remarkable film.
In the mountain villages of Nepal there is a difficult choice: If you want to have an education, you must give up your family. If you want to be with your family, you must give up hope of an education.
Children of the Snow Land tells the extraordinary story of children born in High Himalayas of Nepal. At 4 years old, they’re sent to school in the city, hoping education means a better life. They do not see their parents again for 12 years. Now, aged 16, they trek home. Running time: 97 minutes. Nepalese with subtitles.
Bear Grylls – ‘An incredibly inspiring story from the roof of the world where families struggle and sacrifice everything to help their children…’.
This is a stunning film and I hope it will prompt generous donations towards a better system of pastoral care in this awesome Himalayan region.