Documentary, 2009

Beneath Everest Nepal Reborn

Regie: Tulsi Bhandari, Christina Voigt
Schnitt: Christina Voigt
Kamera: David J. Ruck, Bijay Kumar Son, Christina Voigt


supported by United States Institute for Peace

Dokfest Kassel / Nomination »Golden Key Award«
Human Rights Film Festival Prishtina, Kosovo
Ethnologisches Filmfestival Zürich
Harvard University Cambrigde, USA
New York City, Asia Society, USA
Tufts University Boston, USA
Swiss Peace, Center for Peacebuilding, Bern
Stadtkino, Basel


From deep in the Himalaya Mountains where Maoist soldiers greet the morning sun as they warm up, to the cities where a powerful movement for change explodes on the streets, the people of Nepal have experienced moments they never thought possible.

Filmed over four years during the height of the insurgency and the historic transition of Nepal from a 240-year old monarchy to a Republic nation, Beneath Everest is a journey that exposes the grass root realities of Nepals ten-year war. The film critically questions the use and continuation of violence and challenges its justifications. Directed by a native Nepali, the film encourages Nepalis silenced by the fear to tell their stories, and challenges them to reflect on their fears, triumphs and hopes as Nepal begins the long journey towards peace.