The film tells the story of children born in the High Himalayas of Nepal. At 4 years old, children are sent by their parents to school in the capital city, Kathmandu, in the hope that education will give them a better life. For ten years they do not see or speak to their parents. Now, aged 16, the children are trekking home: a long journey across mountains to the highest inhabited place on the planet; where life has not changed for thousands of years, and where their parents are waiting to see children brought up in a world of social media and modern conveniences. And then the earthquake strikes. Children of the Snow Land documents their scary, funny and moving stories.
Zara Balfour She is a director and producer with 17 years experience in all forms of documentary and content. She has won awards at film festivals including Berlin (Prix UIP, Best European Short Film), London, European Film Awards and Creative Review. Children of the Snow Land is Zara’s first feature documentary. Marcus Stephenson He is a director and producer with 19 years experience in broadcast television and digital communication. He has a Royal Television Society nomination, won an MTV and a Grammy Award, and has devised three major TV series. Children of the Snow Land is Marcus’s first feature documentary film.