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In Search of Devaki


'In Search of Devaki' investigates the ongoing practice of 'Deuki Pratha' - the outlawed tradition of selling and offering young girls in the name of God in Far-West Nepal. The custom involves offering a young girl, and in the past a young boy, to a temple by a family or clan seeking religious merit and fulfillment of a wish.It was outlawed in Nepal more than thirty year


45 min
English subtitle: 


Information for the Audience: 

I have a documentary character .She is a Deuki of parwoti . Maybe she can comes there .

If she comes there documentary will too much promoted .

Another is our producer can come in your festival.

My mother was watch to cloes this tradition and my father knows this histery also .

Screenings / Awards: 

"In Search of Devaki" won the Best Documentary award in the Nepal Panorama Section at the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (Kimff),

Best short documentary award in the Nepal panorama section at the Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival,

Best short Documentary award at Lithuania

Best Documentary award in the Social Issue at Nepalgunj International Film Festival .

Directed by: 
Devaki Bist
Writing credits: 
Devaki Bist
Devaki Bist
Produced by: 
Mandala online pvt ltd
Music by: 
Jamesh pradhan
Cinematography by: 
Jeevan Shrestha ,Devaki Bist and Prasanna Mulik
Film Editing by: 
Rajkumar Shrestha and Ishwore Koirala
Release Date: 
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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