documentary / indigenous community / alcoholism
Come Over for a Drink, Kanchhi asks questions about the “beginning” and “end” of four people's stories about liquor, as it captures the beginning and the end of homemade liquor production. Although NiNi, MuMa, NaNa, and CHHEEMA have different stories, it seems obvious that the only way to find a compensatory solace for them is with alcohol. They know that life in this barren place is just times to share drinks, sing songs, laugh, and chat together. The last line “come over for a drink,” leaves a lot to think about. [MIN Jeeyeon]
Sikuma Rai is a multimedia storyteller based in Nepal and the UK. For Sikuma, the process of storytelling and documentary is a way to enrich her life with experiences and come closer to the realities around her. In that undertaking, she shapes her identities.