Lomba represents Nepal in Int’l Indigenous Film Fest
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, Aug 10: Filmmaker Anil Budha Magar’s ‘Lomba’ has been selected for the International Indigenous Film Festival to be held in New York, USA from August 25- 27.
The film with Nepali and English subtitles is originally in Magar language. Budha Magar has himself written the story.
According to filmmaker Magar, the film was nominated for six categories – best director, best story, best film, best cinematography, best actor and best costume.
Tejendra Budha Magar, Surendra Pun Magar and Janak Budha Magar are the producers of the film while Surendra Pun Magar has coordinated the production works. Shambhu Pun Magar and Janak Pun Magarare the cinematographer of the movie shot in Rukum district and the Kathmandu Valley.
Filmmaker Budha Magar, Janak Budha Mangar, Dhanrupi Budha Magar, Narayan Budhamagar, Sambhu Pun Magar,, Maitya Gharti Magar, Tir Budha Magar, Rambini Budha Magar, Sukimat Budha Magar, Surat Pun Magar and Karmajyoti Pun Magar have acted in the film.
The film is based on a shepherd tradition of the Magar community in which sheep are taken from one place to another throughout the year for grazing.
Among the herd of sheep, there is a leader called ‘Lomba’, which is followed by other sheep while they move from one place to another place.
The film depicts the struggle of shepherds after the death of a ‘Lomba’, and their efforts to train another sheep to occupy the position of the dead ‘Lomba’ sheep.
The film also portrays the social and economic hardships the people of the Magar community faced.