Texas Premiere

Kalam

Nepal I 18 mins I Drama I 2019 I Nepali w/ English subtitles

Set during the outset of the Nepali civil war, the story follows a naive teenage boy. Even though the war is forcing many to leave their villages and migrate to India for work, he disobeys because he wants to remain and play in an upcoming football tournament.

 

However, the shadows of the violence brewing throughout the country also come to his village and change everything.

 

Based on a true story, this film is about innocence, childhood, migration and lost dreams. 

+ Screens w/ SHORTS PROGRAM 3: In Your Head

 

VIRTUAL PREMIERE :
SAT. APRIL 24 - 4:00PM CT

About the Artist

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Prabin Kumar Rawat is a young filmmaker based in Kathmandu, Nepal.  He graduated in film direction and screenwriting from the Oscar International College of Film Studies (Tribhuvan University) and started his career as a production manager and line producer in film, tv, commercials, documentary, and music videos.

 

After graduation, he started film a production company called Cryptid Films. Through Cryptid, he produced number of Nepali and international award-winning short films. 

 

KALAM is his debut film as a writer- director. It premiered at 24th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea 2019 and was awarded with 'Best Director' and 'Best Nepali Short Film' at Nepal International Film Festival 2020.

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Trailer

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Thank you to our community partner(s) for this screening: the Austin Film Society, and the Austin Film Commission!

Credits

Crew

Writer/Director:     PRABIN KUMAR RAWAT

Screenplay:            DIAMOND UPRETY

                                PRABIN KUMAR RAWAT

Producer(s):            NIGAM BHANDARI

                                MIN BAHADYR BHAM

                                PRABIN KUMAR RAWAT

Cinematography:  ALOK KUMAR  SHUKLA

    

                               

 

Cast

LALIT NEPALI
TULSHI BC

DIPENDRA DEVKOTA

BIJAYA BISTA

Music :              BHAJANE DAMAI

Editor:                NIMESH SHRESTHA

Sound:               SHRAWAL RAJ PANDEYU