The Dartmouth departments of anthropology and film and media studies present a screening of Trembling Mountain by Nepalese film director Kesang Tseten. A conversation with the filmmaker follows.
On April 25, 2015, the Himalayan country of Nepal experienced the first of several massive earthquakes. This 7.8 event left nearly 9,000 people dead and more than 750,000 homes damaged or destroyed. One of the most affected areas was the Langtang Valley, in Rasuwa District. Here, an avalanche struck the community with half the force of an atomic bomb, killing more than 400 people and devastating the centuries-old village of pastoralists and farmers, which is also frequented by foreign trekkers. Tseten’s film tells the story of disaster and survival, resilience and rebuilding, in Langtang.