The jaw dropping photos of the honey hunters from Nepal have left millions in awe and with more questions than one could imagine. The very film, THE LAST HONEY HUNTER will have its first Asian premiere at the 15th Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) on 14th December. The 35 minute short film follows the life of Mauli Dhan Rai, who is the last man in the isolated village of Saadi, Solukhumbu to have had a powerful dream that grants him safe passage onto the high jungle cliffs to harvest a rare hallucinogenic honey. To date, no one else in the community has had the dream, and this dramatic tradition is at risk of dying out.
Having won several awards already, The Last Honey Hunter may continue its winning streak at the KIMFF 2017. The first screening will be attended by producer Ben Ayers as well as a number of honey hunters themselves. The film opens KIMFF 2017 on December 14 at 1PM (private screening) at the QFX Kumari. The general public will get to watch the film on 3PM Friday, 15 December (HALL A KUMARI CINEMA).
This years festival will screen 76 films from across the world. On that note, here’s a brief behind the scenes video from The Last Honey Hunter!