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.