The Highlands

2 films in this block • 57 minutes

The Films

KUMARI: A Father's Dream

  • Year 2022
  • Country United States
  • Runtime 33 min
  • Director Sean O'Connor

Has Subtitles, Michigan Premiere

Deep in rural Nepal, a group of childhood friends channels their resources and energy into fulfilling Jagat Lama’s promise to his dying father; to bring medical care to their home of Kumari. Led by Jagat, the team begins developing a self-sustaining community centered around many of the region’s firsts: basic electricity, a women’s skill center, a local school, a working community farm, and a medical hospital.

Less than 2 years later, a massive earthquake hits Nepal, destroying the community’s progress. Wrestling with the continued challenges, Jagat wonders if his promise to his father is slipping out of reach.

Algoma Highlands, 9 Days in the Wild

  • Year 2023
  • Country US
  • Runtime 24 min
  • Director Chris Ozminski

Filmmaker in Attendance, Subject in Attendance, Family Friendly

A unique kind of wilderness adventure, off trail natural geocaching.