The most beautiful village in the world

The story about a devastated village in the Himalayas by the Nepal earthquake in 2015. People tried hard to reconstruct the village with love and unity and devotion to the God.
But when most of the village had been reconstructed, they found that the land was not any more inhabitable owing to severe damage caused by the quake.
The villagers had to make an ultimate decision whether leaving God’s land or remain in the village with their devotion.

  • Bon Ishikawa
    Director
  • Bon Ishikawa
    Writer
  • Bon Ishikawa
    Producer
  • Chieko Baisho
    Key Cast
    Otoko wa Tsuraiyo
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    世界でいちばん美しい村
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 48 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Japan
  • Country of Filming:
    Nepal
  • Language:
    Nepali
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Theater run
    Tokyo
    Japan
    March 25, 2017
    International Premier
  • Jeonju International Film Festival
    Jeonju
    Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
    April 29, 2017
    International Premier
    Oficial Selection
Distribution Information
  • Uzumasa
    Country: Japan
    Rights: Theatrical
Director Biography - Bon Ishikawa

Born in 1960 in Tokyo, Bon Ishikawa is a well known photo-journalist. His main theme for his photography is religion and the nature.
His works have been printed in various magazines in and outside of Japan, including Life, Paris Match, Geo, National Geographic, Time , Newsweek etc… He won several prizes for his works including the “The Days After” on the Great East Japan Earthquake as the best photographer of the year by Photographic Society of Japan (PSJ) 2012.
This is the first time that he directed a documentary movie.

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Director Statement

I visited the epicenter of Nepal earthquake 2015 right after the disaster. I tried to help the villagers by photo-journalism but there is a limit. I hope this movie could raise more attention to the Nepal villages which still suffering from the quake aftermath.