WED, NOVEMBER 7
Showing of “Killing Time” documentary
With a panel discussion on human rights in Bhutan and New Hampshire’s refugees
Panelists include Bill Gillett, Chairman of the International Institute of New England &
Thinley Penjore, President of the Druk National Congress, a democratic movement formed by the Bhutanese people, and human rights activist
Wednesday, November 7 at 7 PM
Walker Auditorium, Frost Hall
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Presented in partnership with SNHU’s
International Week, the SNHU Outreach Association
& An International Campaign for Human Rights in Bhutan
ABOUT KILLING TIME:
Bhutan was the last Himalayan kingdom, a hidden Shangri-la of Buddhism and peace. But all is not as it seems. At the end of the 1980s, Bhutan’s monarch executed a "One Nation, One People" policy that violated the basic civil rights of Bhutanese people, resulting in the exodus of over 100,000 people, 1/6 of of the country's population.
When the film begins 17 years later, the Southern Bhutanese struggle for a life in overcrowded refugee camps in Eastern Nepal. The western world ignores the refugees’ pleas for help and continues to support Bhutan despite the country’s human rights abuses. Weaving gritty streetscapes with the deceptive tropical beauty of the camps, Killing Time shows a forgotten people’s struggle to survive in a world where you don’t only spend your life killing time waiting for a solution, but where time eventually kills you or to survive, you have to become the killer.
WATCH THE TRAILER