The children from the village Kumpur in the high mountains of Nepal must walk through steep paths, to reach the dangerous and 60 meters wide river Trishuli. They cross it with a ramshackle ropeway, risking their life every day, and most of the kids never learned how to swim. On the other side they continue by hitchhiking, everything just to get to school. And a second time each day to get back. It is a brutal march and they walk it every day just to obtain a tiny iota of education. Risky, spectacular and sometimes just simply beautiful.
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DIRECTOR: Joachim Foerster