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PONG – A new film from Nepal

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

PONG, a film from Nepal is coming to Somerville, MA on November 1.  Producer Praveena Shrestha will be present to introduce the screening and discuss.

WHERE: NAVE GALLERY (Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church) 155 Powderhouse Blvd. Somerville, MA 02144

WHEN: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012 @ 7PM

COST: $5. Advance tickets on sale at SCATV

PONG (Nepal, Directed by Shambhu Rayamajhi and Pradip Kumal, 111 minutes, color, video, in Chepang with English subtitles, 2010) The film is unrated and is PG-13 in nature.  Programmed by Gordon Nelson, Bijaya Tamang and Shiva Mishra of Somerville Community Access Television.

PONG is an adventurous documentary-style film┬áby Nepali directors Shambhu Rayamajhi and Pradip Kumal┬áthat features the mysterious Chepang people of Nepal.┬á Inhabiting the mountainous forest regions, the Chepang have little contact with modern civilization. ┬áPONG follows an action-packed story that portrays the extreme difficulty of Chepang life tempered with the joys of being part of a close community. ┬áThe Nepali filmmakers gained extraordinary access to the Chepang and were able to document rare glimpses of the traditions and rituals of this remote culture.┬á DonÔÇÖt miss this opportunity to preview this very special film in Somerville, MA.

Contact: Gordon Nelson agordonnelson@gmail.com, SCATV, 90 Union Square, Somerville, MA tel. 617.628-8826

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PONG - a new film from Nepal