Himalayan Refugee

  • WINNER OF THE BRONZE PALM AWARD 2017 AT THE MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Nepal, the land of Lord Buddha, is also home to refugees from around the world. One such community is Ahmadi Muslims from Pakistan. Discrimination in their home country is sanctioned by the constitution and the subsequent persecution has led them to migrate to 206 countries. The group of 350 Ahmadi refugees in Nepal consists of mostly urban middle class people who have been granted refugee status by UNHCR. Nepal is under no international obligation to support refugees and, to discourage the influx of refugees, it is now imposing visa fines on them irrespective of their UNHCR status, worsening their plight.

Nikhil Singh Rajputt graduated from Indian Institute Of Technology [IIT] Delhi as a B.Tech in Textile Technology {2007}. He later attended a Summer Program at University of Southern California [USC] Film School {2009}. He has been an Assistant Director in the Mumbai Film Industry ever since. “Himalayan Refugee” is his first short documentary.

Country
India
Year
2017
Length
28'
Original Language
English, Urdu
Directed By
Nikhil Singh Rajputt
Produced by
Pitobash Tripathy, Braj Kishore Singh
Edited by
Pankaj Yadav, Dinesh Kumar Swarnkar
Sound
Sanjay Chaturvedi
Camera
Dhirendra Shukla
Contact Info
604 Lantana, Nahar Amrit Shakti,
Chandivali, Andheri East, Mumbai,
Maharastra, India - 400072

Email: nikhilsingh@me.com
 

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