||Produced by Dhurba Basnet. 2001.
Since February 1996, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) has been waging a violent struggle in a bid to capture state power in Nepal. From its humble beginnings in five districts, the insurgency has spread all over the country and has now become the foremost challenge facing the state. In early 2001, the filmmaker accompanied a group of journalists on a journey to Rolpa, Rukum and Jajarkot, three districts in far-western Nepal that make up the stronghold of the Maoists. Using footage shot over 26 days in the tough mountainous terrain of the region, the film attempts to understand the causes underlying the rise of the Maoists, and its effect on the local population.
1 videocassette (62 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in
Maoist insurgency and civil war in Nepal