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Fire in the Mountains Film Screening and Director Q&A


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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

South Asia Center Co-Sponsors

Fire in the Mountains Film Screening and Director Q&A


Live Zoom Q&A with filmmaker on Saturday, Sept 25 @ 8 pm


Available for Streaming on Blackboard from Friday, Sept 24 @ 12 noon to Sunday, Sept 26 @ 11:59 am


Chandra and her husband, Dharam, run an inn that hovers high above the only road in a small Himalayan village. The terrain poses a problem for the family, who must transport their son Prakash down the mountain in his wheelchair to go to the doctor and school. Though Chandra believes Prakash needs more medical attention, Dharam isn’t as keen on the idea. He’d rather put the money toward a shamanic ritual he believes will rid them of a deity’s curse, the cause of Prakash’s affliction. Tensions increase as their worldviews collide and slowly erode their familial ties. The debut feature from writer-director Ajitpal Singh, Fire in the Mountains is a searing portrait of the power dynamics at play between tradition and modernity in one family’s foundation. (Sundance Film Festival)


Fire in the Mountains trailer


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