17 January 2009 -
Bruce Cockburn Film to air across Canada. Return to Nepal, featuring USCís work, will air on CBC Documentary Channel. Travel with Bruce Cockburn as he returns to Nepal after twenty years away. The CBC Documentary Channel will air the broadcast premiere of Return to Nepal, a new documentary film chronicling Cockburnís recent visit to the spectacular Himalayan nation. The film will show at the following times:
Monday, January 19th at 7pm and 10pm
Tuesday, January 20th at 1am, 9am, and 1pm
Wednesday, January 21st at 5am
In November 2007, Filmmaker Robert Lang followed the musician as he travelled to Humla Ė a region nestled in the Himalayan Mountains. There he found a land where, while much has changed, life is still often lived in much the way it has been for centuries. Farmers still work the steep mountain slopes and live in remote villages connected by an ancient network of footpaths.
Dirga Badhur Shahi talks with Bruce about the work he has done to prepare his fields for planting.
Return to Nepal is a revealing glimpse at this little-known corner of the world whose people have much to offer; strategies for survival in a tough land. The following clip is presented courtesy of Kensington Communications. USC will soon have DVD copies of the film available for purchase. Keep an eye on our website for further details.
~ bobbi wisby