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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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