NÉPAL, PAR DELÀ LES NUAGES

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NÉPAL, PAR DELÀ LES NUAGES

France . 2019

The double earthquake which shook Nepal in Spring 2015 caused the deaths of 9 000 people and injured 23 000 others. Rescuers rushed to Katmandu but were unable to reach the higher valleys. One of these areas known as the Nubri valley at the foot of Mont Manaslu was totally isolated. Here, at the foot of this Himalayan giant, over 12 000 people were cut off from the rest of the world. Through their own creativity and bravery, the men and women up in one of the highest mountains in the world, take fate into their own hands.

Through necessity, after the earthquake two young boys Raj and Shiva, end up as mule drivers – a future for which their upbringing and traditions had not prepared them. The two friends toughen up, open themselves up and find their own way forward. The film not only highlights the accelerated rite of passage from childhood to adulthood caused by the devastating event but also the birth of new horizons.