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The Insiders: Football today, movie premiere tomorrow

Fall Sundays are primarily for watching football. Other acceptable activities include watching football, eating greasy food and watching football. We have no intention of interrupting that routine today; rather, we’ve got an idea for something you can do to make your Monday less Mondayish.

Red River Theatres is hosting the premiere of the documentary film The Refugees of Shangri-La, a project that traces the stories of several Bhutanese families who fled their homeland and settled in Manchester and Concord. The movie will make its premiere tomorrow evening at 7 at Red River, complete with a chance to meet the film’s director, Doria Bramante, as well as some of the featured subjects. We suggest watching enough football today so that you won’t feel bad about missing Monday night’s game in favor of this premiere.

Bramante met the group featured in the film in refugee camps in Nepal and tapped into her New Hampshire roots – she’s from Durham – to stay with the story once they arrived in the Granite State, all of which led to a dynamic film creation.

“The two directors will be there, and it’s the first time it will be shown,” said Elyse Harris of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire. “Some stars from the film will also be there. It’ll be a unique experience.”

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