Grandma of the Empty Village: Nepal
High on the slopes of the Himalayas, in one region of Nepal known as "Little Japan," the number of men and women who travel to Japan to work has caused severe depopulation. In Tokari Village, one woman raises her grandchildren alone. Combined with the fatigue from farm work, the stress of each day brings her to tears. In this episode, we follow a family seeking a modest life of happiness over the course of 2 years as they contend with the challenges of global immigration.
In Nepal's Tokari Village, the number of workers traveling to Japan has caused severe depopulation
Purnakali struggles to raise her grandchildren while their parents work abroad
Samir has often clashed with his grandmother since his parents migrated to Japan
Shiwani and Sandha wish their parents could return to Nepal more often