In a Nepal still exhausted after a revolution that was barely over, Uttam Sanjel, a young artiste honed by the rigors of Bollywood, had a dream: providing an education for all of Nepal’s poor children! The film combines a slice of his unrelenting activity with the self-portraits of three young pupils who have taken up the camera to film their own lives. We discover an extraordinary creation very different from the tourist clichés, a remarkable success story in the midst of the anarchy of today’s Nepal. This multi-faceted account takes us to the heart of the struggle for education of a man with unflagging determination and children desperate for knowledge. But how long can our hero withstand the obstacles facing the bamboo schools?
Sélection au 23ème Festival des enfants du cinéma 2013 (France)
Sélection au Festival International des Cinémas d’Asie de Vesoul 2012 (France)