‘Return to Nepal’ – Ottawa Premiere featuring Bruce Cockburn, April 17th

Written by guest blogger Eloise Collison. Eloise is a freelance writer, organic gardener, and fibre fanatic who lives and writes in Westboro.

On Friday April 17th USC Canada is showing “Return to Nepal” a film journey to the spectacular nation of Nepal with Canadian music icon, Bruce Cockburn. Returning after his first visit 20 years ago, Cockburn travels to Humla, a remote region nestled in the Himalayan Mountains where USC’s Nepali partners have been working for years.

Return to Nepal is a revealing glimpse at this little-known corner of the world whose people have much to offer: strategies for survival in a tough land. The film begins at 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00 pm) and will be followed by a reception with snacks and music at 8:15 pm. Admission is free.

USC Canada is a social justice organization that promotes vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world. Visitors can learn more about USC Canada at a table set up outside the screening room. To purchase a copy of the film, or to learn more about the people of Humla and how you can share your support, email Una at ReturntoNepal@usc-canada.org.

Date: Friday, April 17th, 2009
Time: 7:30 pm, followed by a reception at 8:15 pm
Place: St. Paul University, Rm 103 (223 Main Street)

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