Trembling Mountain: a film by Kesang Tseten

Please join the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Film and Media Studies for the screening of Trembling Mountain, by Nepal's renowned film director Kesang Tseten.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center.

Screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker.

On April 25, 2015, the Himalayan country of Nepal experienced the first of several massive earth-quakes. This 7.8 event left nearly 9,000 people dead and more than 750,000 homes damaged or destroyed. One of the most affected areas was the Langtang Valley, in Rasuwa District. Here, an avalanche struck the community with half the force of an atomic bomb, killing more than 400 people and devastating the centuries-old village of pastoralists and farmers, which is also frequented by foreign trekkers. Kesang Tseten’s intimate film, Trembling Mountain, tells the story of disaster and survival, resilience and rebuilding in Langtang.