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IRISH FOCUS: TAKASERA

Director: MATJAZ PINTER, EVA PIVAC

94 mins, 2016, Ireland, Digital, Subtitled


This film screened on Tuesday 31st  January 2017.

Takasera, a village in Western Nepal, is settled on a hill above an ancient lakebed, composed of hundreds of tightly interwoven houses, giving an appearance of a giant buzzing bee-hive. Surrounded by mountains, and connected only by a dead-end dirt road, it leads a life of its own. To the outside world it may seem an isolated and forgotten place, but Takasera is in fact the centre of Kham Magar culture, and a former Maoist strong hold, that played an important role in the Maoist revolution that ended a decade ago.This gently-paced, observational documentary follows the everyday life of the village. (Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn.)

This film was supported by Maynooth University and the Irish Research Council. The screening will be introduced by Chandana Mathur of Maynooth University.

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