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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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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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