Saparu (A Celebration of Death)

Saparu (A Celebration of Death)

Nepal

2021

15 min

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Nepal

2021

15 min

The Newari community of Bhaktapur holds the annual Gai Jatra procession, that those who have lost a family member participate in. Saparu reflects on how the grief faced by a family is challenged by the celebratory nature of this practice.

The Newari community of Bhaktapur holds the annual Gai Jatra procession, that those who have lost a family member participate in. Saparu reflects on how the grief faced by a family is challenged by the celebratory nature of this practice.

Original Language

Nepali/ Newari

Direction

Aditya Khadka

Camera

Safal Karki

Editing

Aditya Khadka

Sound

Abhik Risal

Script

Aditya Khadka

Producer

Manju Bhatta

Filmmaker

Filmmaker

Aditya Khadka, 20, is a screenwriter and director based in Nepal. He has produced development communication audio-visual content and worked as a documentary screenwriter-director in Nepal, Myanmar, and Kenya. He made his first short film at the age of 13, making him the youngest Nepali documentary filmmaker. Khadka has won several awards, including third prize at KIMFF’s Seismic Shift Short Film Competition and second prize for the Best Youth-Produced Film at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival when he was 16. He is currently enrolled at the Toronto Film School.

Aditya Khadka, 20, is a screenwriter and director based in Nepal. He has produced development communication audio-visual content and worked as a documentary screenwriter-director in Nepal, Myanmar, and Kenya. He made his first short film at the age of 13, making him the youngest Nepali documentary filmmaker. Khadka has won several awards, including third prize at KIMFF’s Seismic Shift Short Film Competition and second prize for the Best Youth-Produced Film at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival when he was 16. He is currently enrolled at the Toronto Film School.

Contact

Aditya Khadka

Shanta Basti Marg, Kaushaltar,

Madhyapur Thimi – 3, Bhaktapur, Nepal

Contact

Aditya Khadka

Shanta Basti Marg, Kaushaltar,

Madhyapur Thimi – 3, Bhaktapur, Nepal