WHO WILL BE A GURKHA

WHO WILL BE A GURKHA?

By Kesang TSETEN

TASKOVSKI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

Nepalese boys go through rigorous training under supervision of British army for an opportunity to join elite military force, the Gurkhas, who pledge allegiance to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NEPAL, UNITED KINGDOM, NORWAY, FINLAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kesang TSETEN
    • Synopsis
    • The Brigade of Gurkhas has been a special unit within the British army for 200 years. Boys are recruited for the unit in the mountain villages of Nepal. In Who Will Be a Gurkha, director Kesang Tseten observes how the aspiring soldiers’ physical condition, intelligence and motivation are all put to the test. Tough selection isn’t only a matter of fitness and muscle power, but also of the right mental preparation. The Gurkhas are known for their courage and fighting spirit, and they fight, in areas of conflict such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
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