*White Sun.* 2016. Nepal/USA/Qatar/Netherlands. Directed by Deepak Rauniyar. Courtesy of KimStim

Seto Surya (White Sun). 2016. Nepal/USA/Qatar/Netherlands. Directed by Deepak Rauniyar. DCP. In Nepali; English subtitles. 89 min.

The second feature by Nepalese filmmaker Deepak Rauniyar sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of Nepalese society by the decade-long civil war between the Maoists and Nepal’s monarchical government. On the occasion of his father’s funeral, Chandra returns to the village he left years earlier to join the Maoists, and finds himself united with the daughter he never met and revisiting uneasy relations with family members and neighbors. Past traumas return and cause tensions to boil over. Finding the political within the everyday, White Sun uses one village’s complex tribulations to speak to an entire national history.

  1. Tuesday, September 12,
    4:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  2. Monday, September 11,
    7:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  3. Sunday, September 10,
    1:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  4. Saturday, September 9,
    4:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2
  5. Friday, September 8,
    7:30 p.m.

    Q&A with director Deepak Rauniyar, moderated by Ashok Gurung, The New School
    T2, Theater 2
  6. Thursday, September 7,
    4:30 p.m.

    T1, Theater 1
  7. Wednesday, September 6,
    7:30 p.m.

    Q&A with the director
    T2, Theater 2