Posted on May 8, 2017 · Posted in IMA

Hunter students, alumni and faculty are invited to the screening and Q&A of film White Sun by IMA/MFA student, Deepak Rauyniar, on Thursday, May 11th 7pm in our Lang Auditorium (4th floor Hunter North – 68th and Lexington)

Free event – Please RSVP by emailing ( by May 10th.

Earlier this year, White Sun was screened at the MoMA and Lincoln Center as part of the New Directors Film Festival and it has traveled to numerous festivals around the world. Deepak was included in NYTimes article, The 9 New Directors You Need to Watch. This is our opportunity to see it here at Hunter and hear about the challenges he faced during production, how he went from script to screen.

Synopsis: When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra travels to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she’s confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumored to be his son. Chandra must face his brother Suraj, who was on the opposing side during the Nepalese civil war. The two brothers cannot put aside political feelings while carrying their father’s body down the steep mountain path to the river for cremation. Suraj storms off in a rage, leaving Chandra with no other men strong enough to help. Under pressure from the village elders, Chandra must seek help from outside the village to obey the rigid caste and discriminatory gender traditions he fought to eliminate during the war. Chandra searches for a solution in neighboring villages, among the police, guests at a local wedding, and rebel guerrillas…

More about the film here.