GURUNG LIFE IN FILM

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The films shown here are a small sample of the many we have taken. Most are of people in the village of Thak in Kaski, and centre on the family with whom we lived on visits over a number of years. We have given diary extracts which explain the background to the films and when they were taken, and also the video log.

Cultivation

Watering vegetable garden
Planting beans on edge of a maize field
Picking, beating, and drying vegetables to store them

Animal husbandry

Cutting fodder for buffaloes
Taking straw from a pile to feed buffalo and oxen
Making oil from buffalo milk

Fuel

Splitting logs for the monsoon season
Carrying wood bundles down from the forest

Bundling wood for the monsoon period
Piling wood for the monsoon period

Building

Quarrying stone for house building
Pulling down and re-building an old house

Artisans

Blacksmith at work

Weaving

Spinning and weaving
Setting up a loom to weave a straw mat

Hunting and gathering

Hunting for honey on high cliffs

Music

Tailor's band and instruments

Religion and Ritual

Pwelu ritual
Krishna Salitra performance
Funeral and cremation

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