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BC Premiere
35 mins |
Canada |
Jay Macmillan


During Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, Canadians Kathy and Bruce Macmillan perished in a landslide that devastated a small village in the remote Langtang Valley. Three years later, their son Jay Macmillan travels to Langtang to reconcile his trauma, by retracing his parents’ footsteps and exploring the land where they passed. In Sonder, Jay begins to forge meaningful relationships with grieving Langtangpa families as they rebuild their lives and communities, unearthing the universal powers of love, loss and acceptance.


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Jay Macmillan

Jay Macmillan is a film director and editor based in British Columbia, Canada. He has spent the last decade honing his craft in the realm of documentary, mountain culture, and adventure storytelling. His pursuit of narratives that focus on wild landscapes, foreign cultures, and unlikely characters has helped shape a raw filmmaking style, rich with nuance, passion, and curiosity. Films Jay has directed and edited have garnered numerous Vimeo Staff Picks, festival awards, and been finalists at Cannes, Festival De San Sebastian, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Powder Awards, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, 5 Point Film Festival, and National Geographic Short Film Showcase. These films have amassed over 10 million views online.

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