Who Will Be a Gurkha
Kelsang Tseten | 2012 | Nepal | Doc. | 75´ | English
Whenever the British went to war in the past 200 years, the Gurkhas were always marching along with the British soldiers, right at the front. Over 100,000 Nepali elite-soldiers fought in the First, and almost 250,000 in the Second World Wars for the British Empire. Whether in Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Kosovo or Afghanistan – the Gurkhas are still feared by their opponents and are considered by many to be the ‘best soldiers in the world’. Kesang Tseten’s documentary has won several prizes and gives us insights into the way the soldiers are recruited, the relation between two nations and the connection between employer and employee.