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Cell Phone

Film
Set in a Tamang community village near Kathmandu, this humorous film is about young Choiku trying to impress Palmo, who he secretly admires. To impress her, Choiku conjures a plan to have his own mobile phone, but technology and tradition collide to create an ill-fated ending.

Dhulo (Dust)

Film
Set in the populous and polluted streets of Kathmandu, this film is about two street kids and their deceivingly disparate adult lives they end up pursuing. The smaller and weaker one, who also stammers, ends up being a destitute pickpocket. The bigger and stronger one ends up being a popular but...

Dashdungha

Film
This innovative fiction film is based on the mysterious and controversial car accident of the charismatic political leader Madan Bhandari in Dashdunga in 1993. What starts as a film about the Dashdungha incident quickly develops into many surprising twists and turns. Kiran who is the key...

Buried in Tears

Film
This innovative and passionate documentary follows a rock band called Stop Crackdown in South Korea. The five-members band consists of migrant workers from Nepal, Burma, Indonesia and Korea as they play their heart out against the crackdowns on migrant workers. Amidst the extraordinary visuals of...

Team Nepal

Film
This is a lively film about a soccer team representing a youth club from Brigunj (town in western Nepal bordering Bihar, India) that travels to Bihar in India to play a tournament. Diarisitic and spontaneous in nature, the film cherishes myriad moments of laughter and camaraderie. Wins and losses...

Ma Khusi Chu (I am Happy)

Film
This thoughtful and innovative film is about two idiosyncratic urban characters; Vashna, who lives to make others happy, and Aakash, an aimless wanderer who chooses to live happily in the moment. The film is about their meeting, and beautiful and fleeting moments that lead to it.

Saving Dolma

Film
This is the second documentary of prolific Kesang Tseten’s trio of films about Nepali migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf. The film follows the case of Dolma, a Nepali woman sentenced to death in Kuwait for supposed killing of a fellow domestic worker. In Kuwait, foreign domestic workers are...

Forgive! Forget Not!

Film
Forgive! Forget Not! is considered to be one of the landmarks in Nepali documentary filmmaking for successfully experimenting with the syntax and content of film form. Narrated by a Nepalese journalist Bhaikaji Ghimire, who was illegally detained (in blindfold) inside Kathmandu’s infamous...

In Search of the Riyal

Film
In Search of the Riyal is the first documentary of Kesang Tseten’s trilogy on Nepali migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf. Nepal has become a pipeline of cheap labour for the Gulf, emptying villages of its young men, who set out to escape their family woes and poverty for wages of US $5 to 7 a day...

Pooja

Film
Pooja is a fiction film that takes place in a village nearby the city of Dharan in eastern Nepal. The film centres around two teenagers, Pooja who comes from a Thakuri clan and a boy who comes from a Rai clan. Pooja is never treated well by her mother, as girls are not given equality in traditional...