‘Ani Choying Drolma: Mission Impossible’ opening film in NIFF

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By A Staff Reporter,Kathmandu, Feb. 26: Ani Choying Drolma’s  biography-inspired documentary ‘Ani Choying Drolma: Mission Impossible’ is will be the opening film of the Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF).

 Festival chair KP Pathak has informed that the documentary film, directed by F. Jennifer Lin and Shan Bai, will be shown at the festival’s opening. 

Ani’s musical journey, monk life, and social service are presented in the documentary.

 However, director Lin has said that there is an attempt to present the documentary as a search for Ani’s liberation. 

Lin, a professor of mass communication at the City University of Hong Kong, followed Ani for seven years and prepared the documentary. 

She mentioned in interviews that she got the idea of making a documentary on Ani Choying after visiting Aryatara School, founded by Ani in 2010 for the education of girls who grew up in poverty and started working on it five years later. 

The documentary, which took seven years to complete, is now the centre of attraction at film festivals around the world.  This year, 88 films from 40 countries will be screened at the film festival that begins from March 14 to March 18. 

Along with the screening of the films, workshops, discussions, and interactive programmes related to various genres of filmmaking will also be organised throughout the festival, informed the organisers.

 The films will be screened at the branches of QFX Cinemas, including Civil Mall, Labim Mall, Bhaktapur, and Chhaya Centre.

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