52 Artist 52 Action - 2018

  Monday 26th of February 2018
  Kathmandu, Nepal
 
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"The Revolutionary Dreams" - Hit Man Gurung

‘The Revolutionary Dreams’ highlights how internal and external conflicts such as the continual political instability (along with the ten-year Maoist insurgency) as well as global capitalist forces are affecting the social fabric of villages in developing countries like Nepal. With hopes and dreams of a better future, each day 1700 to 2000 Nepalese leave Nepal to join cheap international labour force, mostly in the Gulf countries and Malaysia. Simultaneously, internal migration has also increased, shifting people from villages to small towns and small towns to cities.The villages are getting empty and social communal structures are rapidly disappearing and dying. At present, most of the small villages like Najaree (My Birth Place) in Nepal are empty and deserted; the rich agricultural lands have become barren. Almost all of the young and middle aged people have migrated elsewhere. The ones left behind are people from the older generation and those who are not able to afford to leave the villages.