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Simple Joy

Sinja Valley in the Karnali Province of Nepal is a remote, picturesque mountainous region, characterized by its rustic charm. The children growing up here face formidable challenges, with limited access to healthcare and education. They often entertain themselves with locally crafted toys, such as colorful balls. Despite the hardships, parents actively engage with their children, providing them with care and quality time. While life is undoubtedly tough, there is still a glimpse of simple joy amid the adversity.

  • Gopal Shivakoti
  • Gopal Shivakoti
  • Gopal Shivakoti
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Gopal Shivakoti

Gopal Shivakoti is a documentary filmmaker from Nepal. He has been working in the film and digital media industry since 2004. Primarily, he is a visual editor who also specializes in 2D animation, motion graphics, and filmmaking. His hobbies include ethnology and documentary filming.

He has shot and edited a dozen non-fiction films. His first feature-length documentary, "Save Gangamaya," is about Satyagrahi Gangamaya Adhikari, who has been on a fast-unto-death protest to seek justice for the 2004 murder of her innocent teenage son. The film received an overwhelming response in the international film festival circuit.

His recent documentary films include "In Search of the Searchman," "When Shall I See My Daddy," "War Crime," "Pinky Gurung," "We are with Dr. KC," "Gai Jatra," "Bicycle Hero," "Chain and Worship," "PERPETUAL SEARCH," "Simple Joy," and "PRIDE AND PROGRESS."

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