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Sunkali bags 2 more international awards

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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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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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