Wildfire (Dadelo) (1st Runner up)

dir: Shyam Karki

On June 15, 2021, the Marshyangdi floods displaced Taal village, one of the finest tourist spots in Manang district, washing away homes.  Nikita, a grade 10 student now has to walk three hours from her home to the makeshift classrooms in tents. The broken computers, ruined classrooms, buried books and lost boots are symbols of their hopes being washed away by climate change induced flood. They don’t know why this is happening. An older village adult shares his experience about the Taal in his childhood and the Taal his children know. Fifty-nine households yet hundreds of painful stories. However, the villagers haven’t lost hope. They are rebuilding their lives.