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Trembling Mountain (2016) Film Screening

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Modern Tibetan Studies Event

Please join us for a film screening of Trembling Mountain and discussion with:

Kesang Tseten, filmmaker


Among the worst hit in Nepal’s 2015 earthquake was paradise-like Langtang, a prime trekking destination. A glacial collapse caused an avalanche of rock, ice and mud, resulting in an airblast, equal to half the force of the Hiroshima atom bomb.

In showing the much dwindled community’s response to the disaster, until their resettlement a year later, the film reveals  the transformation, profound and yet often taken for granted, that has been sweeping the Himalaya over the last decades.


Kesang Tseten’s documentaries have won several awards in film festivals in Nepal and been screened in international film festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam, Leipzig International Documentary Festival, Yamagata, Thessaloniki, Krakow, Viennale, the Margaret Mead Film Festival. We Homes Chaps, On the road with the red god: Machhendranath, We Corner People, Who will be a Gurkha and his trilogy of films on Nepali migrant workers in the Gulf have won wide recognition. Tseten has been recipient of grants from Busan, IDFA and the Sundance Institute for his films. He wrote the original screenplay for the feature Mukundo, which was Nepal’s entry to the academy awards, and KARMA. Before filmmaking Tseten wrote and edited and was associate editor of Himal Magazine in its early years. He is a graduate of Dr Graham’s School in India and Amherst College and Columbia University in the US.                         


This is a Weatherhead East Asian Institute Arts and Culture event.


No registration required.

$12 Suggested Donation



October 24, 2019

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM



Maysles Documentary Center

343 Lenox Ave. (between W.127th and W.128th St)


Cosponsored by: Maysles Documentary Center


October 24, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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