Fairytale of Kathmandu (2007)

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Documentary, gay and lesbian. Director Neasa Ní Chianáin follows her idol, celebrated gay Irish poet Cathal Ó Searcaigh, on one of his annual trips to Nepal; a country the poet calls his 'spiritual home'. The director joins him on a trip to Kathmandu, where he is awaited by his 'adopted, spiritual son'. The poet, it turns out, has many young male friends in Kathmandu. For each the past ten years, he has been well known as a benefactor. But all is not what it seems, as soon thereafter, first a hotel manager, and then some Nepalese youths come forward to tell a different tale, and the picture of the kind benefactor falls apart. Unable to believe the allegations about the poet she idolized, the filmmaker is forced to enter the action and confront him.

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