Social Science Baha


Kesang Tseten Retrospective

23, 24 and 25 February 2024 (Friday thru Sunday)
Nepal Tourism Board, Pradarshani Marg (Bhrikuti Mandap), Kathmandu

Social Science Baha and are proud to present the Kesang Tseten Retrospective. A total of 10 films by acclaimed filmmaker Kesang Tseten will be screened during the retrospective, representing both the breadth of Tseten’s oeuvre as a storyteller and Nepali life in its many dimensions.

Tseten’s films have been screened at international film festivals around the world. These include the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), the International Documentary Film Festival of Leipzig, the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, the Kraków Film Festival, The Festival Viennale, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, the Mumbai International Film Festival, Film South Asia and the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, among others. He has received filmmaking grants from Busan International Film Festival, Jan Vrijman Fund and IDFA Bertha Fund, and the Sundance Documentary Institute.

A graduate of Dr Graham’s School in Kalimpong, India, Tseten completed his higher education from Amherst College and Columbia University in the United States.

Entry is free and open to all on a first-come-first-seated basis.


(Each screening will be followed by comments on the film by a key individual, followed by a moderated discussion with the filmmaker present.)

Day 1, 23 February 2024 (Friday)

3:00 PM
Opening Remarks
Basanta Thapa, Social Science Baha

Hospital (59″) (2016)
Comment by Nisha Pandey, researcher

5:00 PM
Who Will Be a Gurkha (86”) (2012)
Comment by Pranika Koyu, writer

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Day 2, 24 February 2024 (Saturday)

11:00 AM
On the Road with the Red God: Machhendranath (72”) (2005)
Comment by Diwas Raja KC, researcher and archivist

1:00 PM
We Corner People (50″) (2007)
Comment by Shradha Ghale, writer

3:00 PM
Castaway Man (82″) (2015)
Comment by Hari Sharma, analyst

5:00 PM
Trembling Mountain (83″) (2016)
Comment by Niranjan Kunwar, writer

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Day 3, 25 February 2024 (Sunday)

11:00 AM
In Search of the Riyal (75″) (2012)
Comment by Jeevan Baniya, researcher

1:00 PM
The Desert Eats Us (68″) (2011)
Comment by Sanjay Sharma, researcher

3:00 PM
A Migrant Speaks (28″) (2022)
Comment by Devendra Bhattarai, journalist

4:30 PM
Diversity Plaza (69″) (2023)
Comment by Ramyata Limbu, KIMFF festival director

Closing remarks
Nayantara Gurung Kakshapati,

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