Making the BCAA Movie

Making the BCAA Movie

The pictures on this page were taken on April 17 through 19 in the home of Terry and Liz Kuhn in Kent, Ohio, USA, during the filming of BCAA: The People’s Story, a DocuDrama about the people of the Bhutanese Community Association of Akron who were exiled out of Bhutan around 1991, lived for over 18 years in refugee camps in southeastern Nepal, and then resettled in seven countries around the world.  Books, music, and poetry have told this story, and this is the first movie to explicate how they are assimilating into new cultures.  Most of these pictures were unposed candids taken during the filming.

Suraj Subba Nalbo is an internationally acclaimed director, producer, and writer from Kathmandu, Nepal.  He has directed, produced, and written for more than 70 films.  A Google search for “Suraj Subba Nalbo” revealed over 240 urls about his work.  Suraj Subba Nalbo at work setting a camera for the

next shot in Terry and Liz Kuhn’s living roomDirector Nalbo getting the camera perspective correct,

assisted by Kailash Ghimirey and Money Subba in Liz’s studySanta Subba checking the lighting in Terry’s study


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