Introduction - Tamang

The Tamang are an ancient and major indigenous people of Nepal. Their traditional area is the hilly region between the Budhigandaki river and the Likhu river. At present, they live in large numbers in the districts of Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Dhading, Makawanpur, Sindhuli, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok centre development region.

The total population of Tamang in Nepal according to the cencus of 2001, is 1,282,304 ie 5.6 percent of the total population of the country.

Introduction - TFDRC

Tamang Film Development and Research Centre (TFDRC) is a non-profit making organization formed by Tamang film makers, film journalists, artists/actors and activists. This organization was formed and registered as non-governmental organization (NGO) in district administrative office in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2010. TFDRC has been also registered in social welfare council of Nepal.

It was formed with the goal of establishing a well equipped tamang movies, in which all sorts of films and films related materials will be available, screening and discussion will beorganized and research based documentaries and films will be produced on tamang subject matters. In this way, TFDRC seeks to help Tamang nationalities protect, promote and revitalize their culture, customs and traditons. Tamang indigenous nationalities in a situation at marginalied. Tamang is an indigenous nationality with district collective identy, own language, religion, tradition, culture and civilization, traditional egalitarian social structure, homeland or geographical area.

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