Dhartiputra to be screened in the US

KATHMANDU: A short documentary by a Nepali youth has been selected to be screened at two different film festivals in the United States.

The 15-year-old boy, Aditya Khadka's latest documentary titled 'Dhartiputra' is scheduled to be screened at the Scout Film Festival (Scout) and 39th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) 2016.

Furthermore, his film has also been nominated for the ‘Best Documentary Award’ in the Scout Film Festival.

Khadka expressed that 'it is a matter of pride and honour' to represent Nepal in such international platforms.

'Dhartiputra' is a short documentary which chronicles the miraculous story of a four-month-old baby, Sonis Awal, who was rescued after being buried under his house for 22 hours in the devastating earthquake of April 25 last year.

The short film, his third, showed the roller coaster ride of emotions that mother Rasmeela went through while her baby was struggling for his life.

Scout would be held from June 17-19 in Vermont whereas AAIFF is scheduled for July 21-30 in the New York City.

Khadka's documentary is scheduled for the second day in the Scout Film Festival.

Earlier, he had made documentaries titled 'A dream to be' and 'Dusk to Dawn'.