Chhintapu

Virginie, Ishraki and Pierre, three young persons from New-York and France decided to be volunteer in an organic Farm in Chhintapu, Ilam district in the nepalese mountains. They choose to share several weeks with Dika, Tika and Suda, a nepalese Family. During this experience, the Volunteers will discover the nepalese farmer's technical work, without technology, but above a way to approach everyday that will change their conception of the Life.

  • Pierre Westelynck
    Director
  • Pierre Westelynck
    Writer
  • Bain de forêt
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Chhintapu, un autre regard sur la vie
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    56 minutes 21 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    7,500 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    Nepal
  • Language:
    English, French, Nepali
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Pierre Westelynck

Pierre Westelynck, journalist during 5 years, decided a few years ago to break his contract and sell his house to explore new horizons, find his way, which makes him vibrate.
Attracted by cinema, positive information and volunteering, he first integrated as a volunteer the association "On passe à l'acte". This experience inspired him to create the documentary «Artistes de la vie», produced by On passe à l'acte, distributed by Kamea Meah and in French cinema since september 2019.
Then, Pierre Westelynck created his documentary film production company, "Bain de forêt". Since February 1st, 2019, the director travels across Asia to be volunteer in projects that make sense for him and to produce documentary films related to the projects and the culture. He Started his experience by a volunteering of three months in Nepal, in an organic farm, leading to the creation of the documentary «Chhintapu, another look into the Life».

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