Nepali Short Films: Post-Conflict Cinema

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Year of the Bird

Jha Lo

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Synopsis

Paljor’s second retreat is complicated when he is forced to take the rebellious Tashi with him, a child recovering from a mother’s death. Paljor attempts to teach him responsibility by making him take care of an injured bird.

Credits

  • web-528-nepaleseshorts-yearofthebird-director Shenang Gyamjo Tamang is a Buddhist monk and teacher at the Shechen Monastery. Year of the Bird is his fiction directorial debut.

The Flute

Bansulli

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Synopsis

Amidst political transition and the national elections, the life of Bijuli, a 12-year-old girl in the remote west of Nepal, will change forever.

Credits

  • web-528-nepaleseshorts-bansulli-director Min Bahadur Bham has a Masters in Buddhist Philosophy and Political Science. His debut feautre film, The Black Hen, the first Nepali feature presented at the Venice Film Festival, was awarded Best Film in Critics’ Week.

The Shame

Laaz

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Synopsis

Against the backdrop of the government’s decision to abolish bonded labour and waring local political parties, Bhagwaray struggles to adjust to his newfound freedom and find fabric to sew his underwear.

Credits

  • web-528-nepaleseshorts-laaz-director Sushan Prajapati began his career as a cinematographer after graduating from College of Film Studies in Nepal with a degree in Motion Picture Photography. Laaz is his directorial debut.

Pledge

Sankalpa

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Synopsis

Lachhmi Prasad made a promise to the villagers not to remarry after his wife’s death. But he is in a dilemma now as he needs someone to take care of his sons while he works.

Credits

  • web-528-nepaleseshorts-sankalpa-director Born in 1990 and a graduate of physics, Santosh Dahal quit the sciences in 2011 to become a filmmaker.

Chandra

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Synopsis

Seven-year-old Chandra is excited to visit his mother and newborn sibling but to his grandfather, it’s a different story as they journey on foot through earthquake-hit Kathmandu.

Credits

  • web-528-nepaleseshorts-chandra-director1asmitaweb-528-nepaleseshorts-chandra-director1fateme Asmita Shrish and Fateme Ahmadi both hold an MA in Graphic Arts at the University of Gloucestershire. They are the founders of Dhaulagiri Films Ltd, a production company.

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