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Rajesh Prasad KHATRI

Rajesh Prasad KHATRI

Rajesh Prasad Khatri is a Nepalese filmmaker and is currently a primary school teacher in his mountain village. A Curious Girl (2017), his debut short film, premiered at Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2017, won the Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury at Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2018, and screened at over 30 international film festivals, winning 12 awards. Prior to making short films, he was an assistant director, most notably on The Black Hen (Min Bahadur Bham, 2015), the first Nepali feature film to premiere at Venice International Film Critics’ Week 2015, and Fedeora Award for Best Film winner. Currently, he is in the postproduction phase of his second short film, A Scarecrow, having participated as a fellow of the Asian Film Academy (AFA) 2018 and securing the President's Special Recognition Award for the project at the AFA-MPA Film Pitching Competition. He is also developing his first feature, Black and White Photo (BIFF’s Asian Cinema Fund, Asian Project Market 2019).

All Rajesh Prasad KHATRI films

A Curious Girl

2017 / NEPAL / Short / 14 min

Rajesh Prasad KHATRI

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Jaalgedi takes her family's animals, like any other day, to pastures outside her remote village. However, the arrival of a white tourist sends shockwaves among the children of the village who have never seen a foreigner in their lives before. Like all her friends, the inquisitive little girl gets distracted from her responsibilities of a while - following the strange white man around the village - only to find a catastrophe has befallen because of her innocent curiosities.