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Sat. April 15th @ 10:30AM
AFS Cinemas
Online April 28 - May 1



Nepal  I 16  mins I Drama I Short I 2022

Nepali w/ English subtitles

Official Selection of Berlinale 2022

'Best Director' - Short Film at Hanoi International FF

12 year old Bhyal, a lower caste black-smith boy, and his friend, Laba, are bullied into making iron wheels for their upper-caste peers. Exhausted by the situation, they're compelled to break social conventions and take matters into their own hands. 

 A cinematic examination of the caste system in a small mountain village in Nepal.

About the Artist


Surya Shahi received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and a BA in International Studies from Elon University, USA in 2018. Since graduating, he has been in Nepal building a school and hostel in his home region of Humla, where WHEELS ON THE BUS was shot. He works part time as an acting teacher at Oscar International College of Film Studies in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Surya worked on the Nepali short film A CURIOUS GIRL (2017) as a casting director, acting coach and assistant director. He was the creative producer and an actor in the musical short RATO TALO (2019) and also worked as an acting coach on the short FILAM (2020). He is currently working on his second short film as director, THE CURTAIN. 


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