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Sunkali bags 2 more international awards

Gorkha Post



KATHMANDU — Nepali documentary Sunakali has bagged two more international awards in international film festivals.

Sunakali has bagged the award for Best Film title under the Nature and Culture category in Bilbao, Spain, on Sunday.

Likewise, the documentary bagged the third prize, along with a cash purse of $5,000, in Sport Media Pearl Awards, organised by the International Sports Press Association in Abu Dhabi, UAE last Wendesday.

The documentary has so far bagged more than a dozen awards.

The documentary is produced by Good Neighbors Nepal, and directed by Bhojraj Bhat. Edited by Bharat Mani Regmi, the film’s background score is by Kutumba’s Rubin Shrestha.

Sunakali, a 50-minute documentary, pivots around the story of 13-year-old Sunakali Budha and her football team in Mugu district of Nepal.

“Sunakali is primarily based on the game of football, but it also depicts the lifestyle and other socio-cultural aspects of Mugu. The funds Sunakali has gathered will be spent on the betterment of the condition of adolescent girls in Mugu,” says director Bhojrat Bhat.

Sunakali first premiered at the 12th edition of KIMFF in Kathmandu. The film has since participated in more than three dozen international film festivals globally.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju



Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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