Exiled Bhutanese feature in photo exhibition in Netherland


A two-week long photo exhibition depicting the pathetic life of exiled Bhutanese in various camps of Nepal has been underway since September 1.

The exhibition poster

Several have already visited the exhibition hall in Creative Warehouse HOOP, Grote Markt 10, the Hague, according to Alice Verheij, a Dutch filmmaker, whose film Headwind is being planned to be screen from early 2012.

Altogether 50 photographs taken by Verheij during her visit to camps in Nepal earlier this year, Prakash Angdambe and Eveline van de Putte, have been exhibited to show life in and around the refugee camps in Jhapa and Morang.

Verheij told Bhutan News Service over phone that the exhibition is part of the Headwind art project that intends deliver an English language novel titled ‘Headwind’ – Laxmi’s Story’ to be published in Nepal later this year, and a documentary about a Bhutanese family living in exile in The Netherlands and Nepal aimed at the major film festivals across the globe.

The Headwind project has been supported by the Empowerment Foundation, the Bhutanese Community in the Netherlands, art center HOOP in The Hague, and Dutch Refugees Foundation ‘Vluchtelingenwerk’, among others.