Screening & Workshop: Children of the Snow Land with Oxfam

Children of the Snow Land
Screening & Workshop
Children of the Snow Land

Event Date

Fri 08 Nov 2019

Event Time

10:00 - 12:15

Location

The Phoenix, Oxford (Picturehouse), 57 Walton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6AE, England

PG

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Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

11–16

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Economic
  • Geography
  • Health
  • Human
  • Human Rights
  • Personal
  • Physical
  • PSHE Education
  • Social

Accessibility:

  • Wheelchair friendly
    Wheelchair Access

Children from the rural Himalayas, who have been sent to school in the city, begin a perilous journey home after 12 years away from their families. An Oxfam representative will discuss the film and it's themes following the screening. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions.


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Film title

Children of the Snow Land


Synopsis

In the Himalayan mountains of Nepal there are small, rural communities, far away from any sort of civilisation, where parents make the decision to send their children to the city of Kathmandu in order to receive a better education. Away from their families for over a decade, some of these children have now reached an age where they must return to their communities and the parents they were separated from. Described as “the world’s longest walk home from school”, this documentary gives three of these children the chance to film their own stories as they make the dangerous journey, complete with earthquakes and avalanches, back into their past to reunite with their families.

distressing references

Director/s

Marcus Stephenson, Zara Balfour

Year

2018

Country of Production

Britain

Genres

  • Coming of Age
  • Documentary

Language

English / Nepali

Duration

93 minutes

Subtitles

English

Venue name

The Phoenix, Oxford (Picturehouse)

Address

57 Walton Street,
Oxford,
Oxfordshire,
OX2 6AE

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