Previously at the ICA - Films
16 Dec 2016 – 28 Dec 2016
In a remote Nepalese village we meet two 12-year-old boys, Prakash and Kiran, inseparable best friends despite belonging to different castes. They decide on a plan to raise a hen to earn some money by selling its eggs. Their new business venture seems to be working, but as times get hard, Prakash's father sells off all his chickens including the boys’ hen. Prakash and Kiran find out that their hen has been sold to an old man many villages away and set out on an adventure to liberate their prized fowl. However, in their single-minded obsession, the youngsters are oblivious to the growing civil war brewing in the region and soon find themselves travelling through some very dangerous territory, where their friendship will be put to the test.
The Black Hen, dir. Min Bahadur Bham, Nepal/France/Germany/Switzerland 2015, 90 mins.
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