Nepal Fundraiser Screening - Highway by Deepak Rauniyar

On Sunday, 31st May, Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil will host the UAE premiere of Deepak Rauniyar’s Highway at A4 Space. The aim of the night is to raise money for the recovery efforts in Nepal, via the Dubai-based social initiative Flea4Charity in association with the UAE Red Crescent.

Entry is by donation and all contributions will go directly to the recovery efforts. 

Highway is viewed as a new era in Nepali filmmaking, it was first screened the Berlin International Film Festival in 2012. 

Highway (2012) 

Directed by: Deepak Rauniyar | Nepali with English Subtitles | 80 mins | PG

All aboard the bus to Kathmandu! As if the mountain terrain weren’t challenging enough, our bus is repeatedly stopped by bandhs, spontaneous civil disobedience blockades which are a frequent phenomenon since the end of the civil war.

Meanwhile, a young woman can’t decide between her boyfriend and the fiancé arriving to marry her; a soldier rushes to his wife in time to try out a fertility potion he’s swallowed (not knowing she’s kept some secrets from him); and the bus driver knows the woman he loves may be forced back into another life if he doesn’t show up with money for her sick child.

Deepak Rauniyar’s debut feature has provoked a tumultuous response from Nepali audiences with its realistic characters and their taboo-shrouded issues rendered in an improvised cinematic style that heightens an already wild ride. 

Event details

Date: Sunday, 31st May 2015


19:00 Introduction

19:05 Nepal (2013) a short film by Dubai-based filmmaker Lafi Abood 

19:15 Highway (2012) a feature film by Deepak Rauniyar 

20:30 Refreshments 

Venue: A4 Space in Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai (location map)

Event page on Facebook.