Asian Cinema Fund 2018
- Script Development Fund
- Production Support Fund
- Post-Production Fund
- Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund
- ACF Showcase
- AND Programs
2007 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
|Project||In Search of the Riyal|
In 2004, twelve Napali immigrant workers were abducted and killed en route to Baghdad by an Islamic extremist group. This provoked a national outcry in Nepal and the first ever communal violence against the minority Muslim population. The 12 Nepalis were no different from their million compatriots who worked in the Gulf. They were simply trying to escape poverty and what was to be a 10-year war between the government forces and Maoist rebels.
The documentary will look at the story of the 12 Nepalis who died in Iraq, crisscrossed and against the larger Nepali immigrant story, the specific story illuminating the larger. The story look at the enormity of the journey undertaken, from feudal, rural circumstances, to work in the rich though distorted modern economies of the gulf that thrive on a pipeline of cheap labor from South Asia. The story that emerges will evoke the danger, the pain and the loss of innocence, as well as adventure and transformative and empowering aspects of the migration phenomenon.
2009 Pusan International Film Festival - Wide Angle