Children of the Snow Land

2018

Children of the Snow Land

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Children of the Snow Land tells the story of a group of children born in the High Himalayas of Nepal - a remote area of great natural beauty but where life is extremely tough. From just four years old, some children are sent by their parents to the capital city, Kathmandu, to a school run by a Buddhist monk in the hope that education will give them a better chance in life. For ten years or more they do not see or speak to their parents, due to the remoteness of their villages. Now, upon graduation, aged 16, the children are making the trek home: an arduous and lengthy journey across mountains that takes them to the highest inhabited place on the planet; a faraway, off-grid land where the way of life has not changed for thousands of years, and where their parents are waiting to see children brought up in a world of mobile phones, social media and most modern conveniences. And then the earthquake strikes.

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Critic Reviews for Children of the Snow Land

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  • With enormous sensitivity the film observes the distance these bright, confident city kids have travelled from poverty.

    Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • A film that shines like a star a million miles away from the usual multiplex fare.

    Mar 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a wonderfully touching documentary. And almost a proof that everyone has a story - even a film - inside his or her life.

    Mar 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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