Nepali Film Fest to Benefit Rural School

The traveling KIMFF, to be held in Queens Aug. 29, will benefit the rural school in Solukhumbu, Nepal which was severely damaged in the recent earthquake. Outdoor classrooms have been set up. (Photo courtesy of Ngima Pakhrin)

The traveling KIMFF, to be held in Queens Aug. 29, will benefit a rural school in Solukhumbu, Nepal, which was severely damaged in the recent earthquake. Outdoor classrooms have been set up. (Photo courtesy of Ngima Pakhrin)

The Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival is coming to New York Aug. 29, in a “traveling” version of the original, larger festival, with two shows to accommodate an expected audience of approximately 500 in Elmhurst, Queens.

Everest Times, the Nepali biweekly published in Queens, is co-organizer of the event.

Four films, all subtitled, will be screened at each show, the first of which is at 11 am and the second at 2 pm. Each show includes the full-length 2014 film entitled “Bal Krishna Sama,” the story of a boy’s search for his identity as he copes with the contemporary caste system, as well as shorter films.

This is the third time that Everest Times has helped organize such shows. Because of budget constraints, directors will not be traveling with the KIMFF. Proceeds of the event will go toward helping support a rural school in Solukhumbu, Nepal, which was severely damaged in the recent earthquake. Ngima Pakhrin, editor of the Everest Times, completed his high school education at the school, which has now set up tent-like structures for classrooms.

The Traveling KIMFF will be at the Sherpa Kyidug Hall, 41-01 75th Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at 11 am and 2 pm. For more information, contact: Ang Chhiring Sherpa 347-741-1522,  Ngima Pakhrin 917-769-5297, Temba D. Hyolmo 646-239-4985.

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