WHITE SUN – (SETO SURYA)
Saturday, November 4, 10:15 a.m.
Sunday, November 5, 12:30 p.m.
Director: Deepak Rauniyar
Runtime: 88 minutes
Language: Nepali with English subtitles
The second feature by Nepalese filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government. On the occasion of his father’s funeral, Chandra returns to the village he left years earlier to join the Maoists, and finds himself united with the daughter he never met and revisiting uneasy relations with family members and neighbors. Past traumas surface and cause tensions to boil over. Finding the political within the everyday, WHITE SUN uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history. ~ New Directors/New Films
Principal Cast: Dayahang Rai, Amrit Pariyar, Asha Magrati, Sumi Malla, Rabindra Singh Baniya, Deepak Chhetri, Deshbakhta Khanal
Writer: David Barker, Deepak Rauniyar
Producer: Deepak Rauniyar, Joslyn Barnes, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa, Michel Merkt
Cinematographer: Mark O'Fearghail
Editor: David Barker
Music: Vivek Maddala