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Directed by Bhojraj Bhat

Nepal / 2014 / 59 mins

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Opening Night with Sunakali

9th Street Independent Film Center
May 1, 2015 6:30 pm


Opening Night with Award winning “Sunakali”

This is the story of the rise of a women’s footfall team in Mugu. The story revolves around Sunakali. Despite her hardships, the girl has an amazing passion for football. Sunakali and her friends gather at a steep ground in the pretext of collecting fodder. Their future took new turn when they got opportunity to represent their school in district level football tournament. Thus Team Mugu is formed. Though Team Mugu is defeated in its first competitive outing, they go on to lift the national tournament held in the plains of Tarai. The entire district turns out to welcome the girls when they return home with the trophy. Through football, the girls managed to change society’s perception toward women which would have, otherwise, taken years.

Event Schedule

​6:30​ pm: Doors Open
​6:30 pm: Networking session and dinner (sponsored by Curry without worry)
8:00 pm: Welcome and movie introduction
8:15 pm: Movie screening – Sunakali (59 mins)
9:15 pm: Q&A
9:45 pm: Doors close



SUNAKALI was screened as the First World Premier opening film during Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF). 2014-Dec,11-15.

Award: ‘Best ICIMOD Mountain Film Award’, with received USD 1,000  & Jury award,

2-  Mountain Film Festival Domzale -2015, 23-27 Feb

Award:  Jury award under nature and culture genre

3- 6th Annual Toronto Nepali Film Festival (TNFF), 28 March

Award:  Audience Choice Award

Director's Bio

Bhojrat Bhat is journalist based in Kathmandu and specializes in conflict mitigation, security and the Maoist insurgency. SUNAKALI is his debut film. He has partnered with several national and international organizations to prepare documentary films and news features.

He teamed up with Babel Press to produce a documentary movie on ‘bikini killer’ Charles Shobraj. He also joined hands with France 24 International News Channel to produce documentary film titled ‘Nepal: the last Maoists’. He worked for the news documentary ‘The convicts of the World Cup’ broadcast on France 2-Envoyé special and contributed to the report Worked to death in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup that was broadcast on France 24. Recently, his joint venture report: India – Nepal: a kidney at all costs (27 minutes)broadcasted in ARTE TV (FRANCE).

Dates & Times

Opening Night with Sunakali

9th Street Independent Film Center
May 1, 2015 6:30 pm