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Nepal celebrates Indian docu on Maoist insurgency

world Updated: Feb 17, 2011 20:49 IST

'Flames of the Snow', a documentary by two Indian filmmakers on the Maoist movement in Nepal, is all set to be widely released in Kathmandu.

The premiere of the movie was attended by two top leaders of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), chairman and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and vice chairman Baburam Bhattarai.

The movie, which chronicles the rise of the Maoist movement and the abolition of the monarchy in 2008, is the result of a joint effort between journalist Ananda Swarup Verma and filmmaker Asheesh Srivastav.

The two hour long film, produced by India's Third World Media in collaboration with the Group for International Solidarity GRINSO- Nepal, depicts how the Maoists spread the movement throughout the country in a short period.

The film shows some of the rare war scenes of the Maoists and how they reached a 12 point agreement with the seven political parties to topple the then 240 year old institution of monarchy.

The film will be shown in three dozen halls across Nepal from Friday, Verma said.