Ningwasum follows two-time travellers Miksam and Mingsoma, played by Subin Limbu and Shanta Nepali, respectively, in the Himalayas, weaving indigenous folk stories, culture, climate change and science fiction. The film explores the notion of time, space and memory and how realities and the sense of now could be different for different communities.
Drawing from Adivasi Futurism and inspired by Afrofuturism and Indigenous Futurism, Ningwasum imagines a future from an Indigenous perspective where they have agency, technology, sovereignty and also their indigenous knowledge, culture, ethics and storytelling still intact.
featuring Subin Limbu as Miksam Shanta Nepali as Mingsoma
Manu Nembang (Miksam's voice)
Tirshana Nembang (Mingsoma's voice)
Director of Photography- Shanta Nepali
Sound and Music - Aisha Devi, Amazumi, Bishwo Shahi and Subash Thebe Limbu
Script Translation- Amar Tumyahang
Spacesuit design- Arati Subba
Spacesuit design production artist- Sanu Babu Nepali
Camera/Drones- Manish Maharjan
Still photographer- Manish Tamang