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【KINDAS】The 2nd International Seminar
2015年6月20日 @ 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Date & Time:20 June 2015 (Sat) 14:00-17:30 Venue:Kyoto University Yoshida Campus, Research Building No.2, 4th Floor, Room AA447 http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/yoshida/main.html Film: “A Life with Slate” (directed by Dipesh Kharel) (58 minutes) Talk:The Gorkha Earthquake and Aftershocks in Dolakha, Nepal by Dipesh Kharel The film ‘A Life with Slate’ (2006) by Dipesh Kharel is shot in Alampu. This film shows the slate production in the mountainside quarry of Alampu, and also how the slate is worked prior to distribution. Over ninety percent of the villagers have been involved in the slate production in Alampu. In the film we see the social relationships, co-operation between the miners, and the intimacy of the mining families. The film also describes the socio-cultural life of the village and its interaction with the environment. The activities of the men and women at the quarry, as well as in the village, have an almost poetic dimension. All the houses, school buildings, health-post in Alampu collapsed and many people died due to devastating earthquakes on 25th April and 12th May. The village was within a few miles from the epicenter. In the village, the government has provided no aid. And the Thami people’s prime source of income has disappeared – as slate miners, they relied on the local slate industry, which has been wiped out by the quake.