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‘Serdhak – The Golden Hill’ Receives ICIMOD Mountain Film Award 2015

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On 14 December 2015, ‘Serdhak – The Golden Hill’, a Chapproma production, received the ICIMOD Mountain Film Award 2015. The award, which consists of USD 1,000 and a certificate, was presented by Mr Shekhar Ghimire on behalf of ICIMOD to film director Mr Rajan Kathet at the Kathmandu Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) Award Ceremony.

The film depicts the family dynamics of a farming household in Mustang. The household, dependent on subsistence farming, has limited options for improving their situation. Education is one way out, but there are many barriers standing in the way of the protagonist. The film also touches on the issue of migration. The youth of Mustang, like youth elsewhere in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, are grappling with the question: to stay or leave. Without being overly dramatic, this bitter sweet film shows that, more than ever before, the mountain youth of today are at a crossroads for all kinds of reasons.

ICIMOD, which has been supporting KIMFF for the past few years, congratulates the entire production team of this award winning film for their commendable work and hopes that they will continue to bring many more emerging and critical mountain issues to the fore through the creative medium of film.

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