Nursing Nepal Premiere Screening of "The Walking Hospital, Road to Lomanthang "
A small group of practitioners trained in an ancient form of Chinese field medicine travel to remote outposts helping those in need.
This is the first public screening of the second segment set in Nepal. (The first segment was shown at the Rubin Museum in May of this year.) Beginning in the crowded streets of Kathmandu, the healers, in the service of the Global Alternative Healthcare Project, ascend to remote mountain villages in Upper Mustang, a Nepalese enclave of the high Tibetan plateau. Armed only with bags of herbs and needles, the doctors battle the elements to offer urgent care to individuals isolated geographically and financially. The film is a story about health, healing and the powerful lessons of generosity that transcend borders and boundaries.
A short Q&A will be held after the film, with filmmaker Tim Farrell, Frank Butler, L.Ac., and Pascaline Servan-Schreiber who will detail the techniques used in the field.
There will also be an illustrated talk on the preservation techniques developed by art restorer Luigi Fieni follows. Since 1999, Fieni has been restoring monasteries in Upper Mustang and training the villagers to do conservation work.
About the Artist
The filmmaker Tim Farrell has over twenty years of experience as theatre director, television producer and videographer in New York City. Other than the continuing episodes of The Walking Hospital, he is also working on New York Verité (a hybrid art form that captures the energy and immediacy of live theatre and delivers it to a television audience) and he is Artistic Director of NascentWorks which develops a variety of new artistic projects. Tim is currently the Associate Producer of "Inside City Hall" - the NY1 News nightly political show.
"My job has taken me all over Asia to restore wonderful paintings, statues and artifacts as well as to teach my craft to the villagers. We have specially trained over seventy local individuals as restorers. Of this achievement I am most proud." - Luigi Fieni