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Lunch Film Series: The Last Honey Hunter | Mountainfilm in Aspen
August 25, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm UTC-6
The Lunch Film Series at the Cooking School of Aspen will feature hour long film content daily (plus lunch!). Friday’s lunch features The Last Honey Hunter with special guest Jim Nowak.
About the film:
In the mist-shrouded mountains of Nepal’s Hongu River valley, the Kulung people carve their lives out of the land and practice an ancient form of animism structured around the god Rongkemi. There you will find a wiry and unassuming man named Mauli Dhan Rai, who is believed to be chosen by the gods for the perilous rite of honey harvesting. The task, which involves climbing rope ladders up sheer cliffs to cut down combs made by the world’s largest honeybee (before collecting the poisonous honey within), is extraordinarily dangerous. But it’s a spiritual pursuit soaked in myth that the Kulung believe taps directly into the gods. And with roads, technology and market forces, it may not be around for long. This film, a 2016 Mountainfilm Commitment Grant winner directed by Ben Knight, puts a spotlight on a remarkable practice under threat of modernity.
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