Documentary on quake survivors screened in UK house
April 28, 2017 11:10 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, April 28: A Nepali documentary titled ‘Bhagya Le Bacheka Haru’, based on survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes, was screened in the British parliament on April 24, a day earlier of the second anniversary of catastrophe.
The first Nepali documentary to be screened in the UK parliament was presented by Stephen Gethins, member of the British parliament for North East Fife.
CEO of Little Sherpa Foundation and Photographer James Lamb, ambassador of Nepal Tourism Board Pashupati Bhandari, Executive director of UK Nepal Friendship Society Alan Mercel-Sanca and Nepal’s ambassador to the UK, among others, witnessed the screening.
“We are looking forward to providing every possible support to the earthquake victims and we would also like to request everyone to make their contribution”, said Gethins.
The documentary’s director Ganesh Pandey said: “I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to present the story of Earthquake victims in the UK parliament”
The documentary has so far been screened in more than 32 countries and has won 15 international awards, including the Best Documentary Award at the Public Choice Award in the KIMFF Festival in Kathmandu.