Benefit Nepal Film Fest

All proceeds will benefit grassroots earthquake recovery and relief efforts in Nepal.

Join CAAM for an all-day benefit film festival with award-winning films from and about Nepal. The event takes place Monday, June 15, 2015 with programs at 2pm, 5pm and 7:30pm at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael, CA. All proceeds will benefit grassroots earthquake recovery and relief efforts in Nepal.

“As soon as we understood the extent of the disaster, our first call was to the folks at the Rafael,” said Gaetano Kazuo Maida, executive director of Buddhist Film Foundation, the organizing co-presenter, in a statement. “They generously offered their Theater One for this benefit. All the filmmakers and distributors enthusiastically agreed to participate, and all are donating their works. The films vividly demonstrate the beauty of Nepal and the vitality and diversity of its people… it’s not just abstract any more.”

US PREMIERE of the remastered Academy Award-nominated Himalaya,
by Eric Valli; plus other works
Light of the Valley, by Pema Gellek; filmmaker in person
Mustang—Journey of Transformation, by Will Parrinello; filmmaker in person
We Corner People, by Kesang Tseten; plus other works
BAY AREA PREMIERE of Beyond the Edge, by Leanne Pooley; plus other worksSpecial Guest Hosts including:
Jeff Greenwald, Amisha Hada, Wes Nisker and others
Donation for each program: $20
All-Day Pass: $50
100% of proceeds benefit grassroots earthquake recovery aid
Tickets at the box office or online at
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
415.454.1222Look for updates on the event’s Facebook page and website.
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Benefit Nepal Film Festival Flyer
Benefit Nepal Film Festival Flyer
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