FAR BEYOND THE PASTURELANDS

84 min, documentary, Canada, 2021
Directed byMaude Plante-Husaruk & Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
Produced byMaude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
LanguageNepali and Kham Magar
Short descriptionIn a remote himalayan region, the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar-mushroom worth more than gold.

Film details

Synopsis

In a remote himalayan region, the villagers of Maikot are preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar-mushroom worth more than gold. Lalita, a young mother, had to let go of her dreams after getting married because of the social pressures of her community. As the whole village departs to the mountains, she joins the journey to the high-altitude pasturelands in hope of providing a better life for her family through the hazardous harvest of the rare mushroom. Set against the backdrop of stunning mountainous landscapes, the film presents an intimate and humane portrait of characters that put everything on the line for a chance to ascend to greener pastures. Will the harvest be good this year?

 

Credits

Cinematography : Maude Plante-Husaruk

Editing : Maude Plante-Husaruk

Sound design : Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis et Eric Shaw

Sound mix : Jean Paul Vialard

Music : Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

Sound : Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

With the participation of : Lalita Gharti Magar

Direction

Maude Plante-Husaruk

Maude Plante-Husaruk is a Canadian documentary photographer and filmmaker whose work focuses on marginalized populations and inspiring humanistic stories of resilience and dignity, eager to show the common denominators that bring us together. Her first co-directed short film The Botanist has been screened at Hot Docs, TIFF Top Ten, AFI Docs and has won numerous awards including Best Short Film at RIDM (Montreal’s international Documentary Festival).

 

Filmography

FAR BEYOND THE PASTURELANDS, 2021, 84 min, documentary

THE BOTANIST, 2016, 20 min, documentary

Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis

Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis is a Canadian composer and documentary filmmaker. His first co-directed short film The Botanist has been screened at Hot Docs, TIFF Top Ten, AFI Docs and has won numerous awards including Best Short Film at RIDM (Montreal’s international Documentary Festival).

 

Filmograpy

FAR BEYOND THE PASTURELANDS, 2021, 84 min, documentary

THE BOTANIST, 2016, 20 min, documentary

Awards

RIDM 2021
New Visions Montréal