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Dadyaa—The Woodpeckers of Rotha


Short Film Special Jury Award for Cinematography

Atimaley and Devi's village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying goodbye, the old couple faces a dilemma—keep living with the memories or leave the village for good?

Screens with Shorts Program 5

YEAR 2016

SECTION Shorts Program

COUNTRY Nepal/France

RUN TIME 16 min


SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

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Director Of Photography

Artist Bio

Pooja Gurung Bibhusan Basnet

Bibhusan Basnet and Pooja Gurung are based in Kathmandu and have been working together for six years. Their first short film, The Contagious Apparitions of Dambarey Dendrite (2013), screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the Tampere Film Festival, and the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, among others. It also won the Golden Comma for Fiction at the Alpavirama South Asian Short and Documentary Film Festival. Dadyaa is their second short film.