Sahayak Shreeman awarded in America


By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Aug 9 : A Nepali documentary Sahayak Shree man (Co-Husband), based on polyandry practice in some Himalayan districts including Humla, has won the Best Documentary Award in America.

Co-Husband of Ganesh Pandey was announced as the best international documentary film on Sunday, the last day of the 8th Cobb International Film Festival held in Atlanta, USA, from August 4 to 7. Director Pandey said that this award is a matter of pride for Nepal and the Nepali people. 

Cobb International Film Festival has selected 70 films from 600 or the competition.

This 35-minute documentary film was shot in Humla in Karnali Province. 

The unique custom of marrying one wife by all brothers of a family still exists in some Himalayan districts including Humla in Nepal and director Pandey has explored the practice in his award-winning document. This is the 7th international award won by this film.

Earlier, Pandey's much-loved documentary Bhagyle Bachekaharu (Nepal Earthquake: Heroes, Survivors, and Miracles) had won 17 international awards, informed director Pandey.  

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