Kalo Pothi fundraiser for flood reliefThe producers of the acclaimed Nepali feature film Kalo Pothi have announced an event, House Film Party, to raise funds in support of the victims of last-week’s floods in the Tarai.
The producers of the acclaimed Nepali feature film Kalo Pothi have announced an event, House Film Party, to raise funds in support of the victims of last-week’s floods in the Tarai.
The event, according to the film’s director, entails the screening of the film at the houses of the contributors, in return for which they will provide Rs 100,000 each.
“About 15 contributors have already announced their support, and by the end of Septemeber we hope to bring in tow some fifty individuals. The screenings will start soon,” said Min Bahadur Bham, the director of the film.
Director Bham, speaking about the role of artists in time of crisis, said, “It is the duty of every individual to assist victims of natural disasters. We thought this would be a good idea to generate some money to play our part.”
The funds thus collected, Bham said, will be used to start a project which will help out the victims with basic needs to continue with their lives.
Kalo Pothi, the winner of Best Film Award at Venice International Film Festival Critics’ Week, was acclaimed globally and at home.
The film brought to silver screen a story of two kids in the backdrop of the ten-year long Maoist Insurgency.
Those interested to invite the Kalo Pothi screening at their home can contact Nisha Thapa, one of the event’s champions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heroes in real life
Meanwhile, comedian and philanthopist Sitaram Kattel is currently in Jhapa Gaupalika, in Jhapa, assisting flood victims, where he dontated every day essentials such as rice, torches and mosquito nets. “Seeing noted artists coming in to support them provides a physical and psychological relief to them,” said Jaya Narayan Shah, chief of Jhapa Gaupalika. Singer Pramod Kharel is also currently in his hometown Jhapa, where he distributed relief materials to the victims.