The Refugees of Shangri La
In the shadow of the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan’s lofty ideal of Gross National Happiness hide 107,000 refugees, who were pushed out of their country as their peaceful kingdom turned against them. After twenty years living in bamboo huts and barbed wire encampments in Nepal; the “Refugees of Shangri-la” break a solution-less cycle and brave a new course, to seek a future in America.
Presented in affiliation with the filmmakers, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire & the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire. Panel discussion and Q&A to follow the film.
Doria Bramante: Filmmaker, The Refugees of Shangri La
Tika Acharya: Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire
Parsu Nepal: Documentary Subject/Founding Member, Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire
Tara Mirsha: Outreach Coordinator ORIS/Caseworker for Bhutanese community