Children of the Snow Land + intro

For September, Towner are pleased to launch a new partnership with Eastbourne Film Society, co-presenting a monthly documentary strand. Each screening will be introduced by EFS’s director, Mansel Stimpson.

A moving documentary that finds a group of children in a remote Nepalese village having to decide between their family and their future. Born high in the Himalayas, the children previously featured in Zara Balfour and Marcus Stephenson’s film Left Home for Kathmandu, where they journeyed from home to be taught at a school run by a Buddhist monk.

With no ability to return home when they want, the children are away for a decade. But at 16, upon graduating, they must take the arduous journey back home. As this extraordinary film unfolds, the stress of a family reunion is the least of everyone’s problems.

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