At least four movies, including two documentaries, based the Bhutanese refugees are on the pipeline for releasing within this year.
The Organization of Bhutanese Community in America (OBCA) is reportedly releasing Suruwat in a couple of months. Being planned to start screening from the United States of America, this is the first movie produced by the resettled Bhutanese.
Similarly, two documentaries on the pipeline for this year are Forgotten Exiles From Bhutan by a Dutch NGO Empowerment Foundation, and the Bel City by a British Charity, Home Where There Is Heart (HWH), both in collaboration with the Bhutan Media Society.
Promoted under the banner of Headwind Film, the Forgotten Refugee has highlighted resettlement of exiled Bhutanese in the Netherlands with a clear focus on the camp life, according to its Director Alice Verheij. A fiction book ‘Headwind’ will also be released along with the film.
While, the Bel City intends to inform the westerners about crux of the Bhutanese refugee problem and day-to-day life from the refugee camps, informed Justin Ash of the HWH.
Trailers of both the documentary films have already been released, while the production teams are currently engaged in fund raising for accomplishing the projects, which have investments mostly from individuals involved. Continue reading
The Organization of Bhutanese Communities in America (OBCA) unveiled its three afore-announced projects amidst a function in Atlanta, GA on Sunday.
According yo Yam Kharel, the former chair of the organization, the projects included the releasing of the first volume of its quarterly magazine “Bhutan”, launching its website http://www.obcausa.org
and inaugurating the Nepali feature movie “Suruwat” under the organization’s banner.
The cover page of the magazine, Bhutan. Photo courtesy/Yam Kharel.
Kharel informed BNS that Manikala Basnet, the chief guest and Susan Pevlin, the special guest to the program unwrapped the “Bhutan” magazine announcing its official release.
Colored glossy papered, the 36-page magazine is said to have enclosed informative materials comprising news, views, articles and tips that are primarily focused to feed the Bhutanese in Diaspora.
Manoj Rai and Jidan Rai stand as the coordinator of the magazine while Ganga Ram Lamitarey and Bhakta Ghimirey are the Chief and acting editors respectively. Yam Kharel and Bhakti Bhandari hold the desk of editors of the magazine and Ishwori Mishra is the script editor. Dr. Govinda Raj Bhattaria (Nepal) and Prof. David Pemental (USA) assume the advisory team.
In the second segment of the program, Manoj Rai, Press and Publicity secretary of OBCA announced the official launching of the organization’s website. Expounding the customary movie inauguration ceremony, Chairman of OBCA, DJ Khaling, broke a coconut to set forth the official undertaking of the task of another project movie “Suruwat”. Continue reading