Ngijung is a 13-year-old Nepalese girl originally from Sempung, a rural village located at the foot of Makalu, linked to ancient traditions, where the woman still plays a secondary role in society.

Thanks to a scholarship Ngijung lives and studies in Kahndbari. The short film tells the story of Ngijung’s return to the village to visit his newborn little sister and to help the volunteers of an NGO to rebuild the village school.

The education of new generations, especially of women, plays a fundamental role in helping Nepal to develop. The hope is that girls like Ngijung always keep their “roots” in mind and that, after studying away from their villages, they can then return to bring about a positive social and mental change. As an ancient Nepalese saying goes: “no matter how high a tree can grow, its leaves will always go back to its roots when they fall”.

Director – Niccolò Aiazzi
Editing – Dario Lotti
Soundmix / Color Grading – VMD
Post-Production – VIDEOMEGADRIVE
Production – Cuore Attivo Monterosa