Prawin Karki / Nepal
About Prawin Karki
Prawin Karki started as a cultural activist in his community at Pokhara. And joined the media as a TV producer and presenter in 2007. He now lives in Kathmandu and has been involved in media/ art campaigns and in films.
He works as the key production developer and line producer for Media Port handling film productions. His portfolio includes projects such as LOOT; Kabaddi which have been taken as trendsetting projects in the last five years.
Differently abled Brahmin shepherd boy Gadu dreams of becoming a British Gurkha soldier. Amidst all odds and happenings around him, he falls in love with a girl from a lower caste in whom he finds solace and hopes to break free.
Ganesh (Gadu) is a young Brahmin shepherd who is differently abled. He lives in Pachase, a village across the lake which shores the glittering town of Pokhara.
He is constantly dreaming and practising to become a British Gurkha soldier someday, very soon. Seasons come and go for Gadu alongside his schedule of delivering milk and looking after his herds . He falls in love with Parasmi, a lower caste girl with whom he tends to live an independent free life. He now must challenge societal norms and restrictions.
Pokhara is my birth place. Most of the people I am friends with dream of becoming a British Gurkha, many of whom are in the forces. I see today that most of the villages around Pokhara are empty with no or fewer youth living in them.
My own younger brother has developmental difficulties. And I want to make a film inspired by the life he creates by himself. Unlike me – he is a free soul, that freedom intrigues me as an idea worth delving more into.
Original Title: Biman
Director/Writer: Prawin Karki
Budget: 200, 000 USD
Available: 20, 000 USD
Company: Media Port