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Mountain Culture Show

This show features four poetic films and includes the North American premiere of Irakli’s Lantern. We travel virtually to the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, across the Zagros mountain range, to the hills of Eastern Bosnia & to the remote regions of Nepal. The films tell the stories about living alone in the mountains, teaching the children of Bakhtyari nomads, discovering the bittersweet lives of two grannies & learning how one family tries to find balance in a changing world.

Ticket Info

Viewing Info

Launching:
Friday, February 19 at noon PST

This show includes access to view all the films listed below.

Pricing

Show ticket: $17

Festival passes:

Film only: $85 | All-access: $105

This show was part of the VIMFF 2021.

Films

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Irakli’s Lantern

VIMFF 2021 BEST MOUNTAIN CULTURE FILM

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

High in the Caucasus mountains of Georgia, 78 year old Irakli Khvedaguridze has spent the last 25 winters living alone as the last inhabitant of Europe's highest village.

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Iran, Teaching Among the Nomads

Hoomayun, a young Iranian school teacher, sets off on a journey to accompany a group of Bakhtyari nomads as they migrate with their flock across the Zagros mountain range in search of greener pastures. At the end of every walking day, he gathers the children and teaches the class. Hoomayun is committed to providing the best education possible to his students, most of whom want to settle in the city.

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When Glaciers Go

The remote Mustang region of Nepal is on the front line of our planet’s changing climate with glacial water shortages forcing the Gurung family and neighbours from their homes. Charting a course for future generations, the Gurung family splits ways. The film is an intimate portrait documenting this family’s efforts to find balance in a changing world.

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Then Comes the Evening

This documentary depicts the bittersweet lives of two grannies living isolated on the hills of Eastern Bosnia. Nature is the entity with which these grannies speak, listen to, and respect. The film emphasizes the intangible cultural heritage, through the presentation of chants and rituals for taming the adverse weather, hail, and storms. It reflects the simplicity and purity of their way of life, as well as their painstaking work.

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