Film South Asia 2017 is now happening in Patan, Lapitpur, where more than 63 Films are showcasing. Films from around the South Asia including Myanmar being screening at Yalmaya Kendra.
Inaugurating the festival Mr. Shahi Kumar, pioneer name of Indian Television said that Kathmandu is the capital of culture and movies.
‘We can’t find the open and liberal situation than Kathmandu in South Asia’ he said, ‘In Kathmandu we could see the movie without any obstacle, that’s why this is the cultural capital of southasia.’
With his opening remarks, Indian documentary ‘Fireflies in the Abyss’ being premiere at Rato Bangala School. In the morning of same day, he took masterclass of documentary making and visual arts.
On the opening day, Indian film maker Tapan Boss also discussed with committee of Nepal Critics Film Society. During the talk, he said he had rejected the award of Indian Government. He expressed his dissatisfaction to Modi led Indian government.
In opening day, his directorial documentary ‘The Expendable People’ showcased and later discussed upon film. He had rejected the award for his two films: An Indian Story (1981) and Bhopal: Beyond Genocide (1986) . Here is the video, which was crooned by revolutionary singer Mr. Raamesh during the opening session of Film South Asia :