Growling Mountains

© Aurore Laurent
© Aurore Laurent
© Aurore Laurent
© Aurore Laurent


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  • event type:Film
  • date:23 Apr 2021 - 02 May 2021
  • time:00:00
  • city/area:Online
  • venue:virtualWOMEX
  • country:Germany
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


This film is available to stream from 23rd of April till 2nd of May for all virtualWOMEX account holders.

Directed by Aurore Laurent
52 mins | France, 2019 | English , Nepali with English subtitles

In Nepal, the metal scene is thriving. From its beginning at the end of the 90s, where only a few bands existed, the scene has spread to around forty active bands. The film meets five of them and actors of that underground movement. A generation of Nepalis who wants to get emancipated from traditions and violences that the country has known the last twenty years..

Aurore Laurent is working in Nepal since 2007 where she co-directed 2 documentaries with Adrien Viel. In 2011, they released Aadesh Baba: So be it and Three Shamans in 2014, a documentary about shamans of Nepal in three different ethnic groups. That same year they released a book of photography and text about shamans of Nepal, with the publishing company Naïve Livres. Along with Adrien Viel, a collection of filmed shamanic rituals is also available online. Invested in transmission and sharing, Aurore Laurent teaches editing and is also a video editor on various projects when she is not filming.Growling Mountains is her first film directed in solo.

Producers Aurore Laurent, Vincent Vedovelli
Director of Photography Dipankar Dangol, Aurore Laurent
Sound Binish Timilsina
Editor Aurore Laurent
Music by Uderside, Ugrakarma, Tumbleweed, Nude Terror and Animality
Artists Involved Sunil Dev Pant, Bikrum Shrestha, Sard Shrestha, Anil Angdembe Limbu, Bishal Pradhan, Bikrant Shrestha, Avishek KC, Darshan Angdembe Limbu, Vishal Rai, Bawhana Gurung and Sushita Tamang
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