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Generation Kplus


A Curious Girl

Ein neugieriges Mädchen

High up in a Nepalese highland village, the children drive their cattle out to pasture. In these imposing natural surroundings they spend their days singing, playing and guarding the animals. When two backpackers suddenly turn up, the children are filled with astonished excitement – and Jaalgedi is especially curious. But in all her amazement and fascination for the two strangers, she forgets to keep an eye on the cows.

Rajesh Prasad Khatri

Nepal / France 2017


14 min

recommendation: 9 years and up


Sharmila Khadka (Jaalgedi)
Nanda Lal Khadka (Jaalgedi’s father)
Jhupri B.K. (Jaalgedi’s mother)


Written and directed by
Rajesh Prasad Khatri
Director of Photography
Shishir Bishankhe
Kiran Shrestha
Kabita Budha
Sound Design
Bipin Sthapit
Bipin Sthapit
Production Design
Suman Nidhi Sharma
Tara Devi Malla
Apsara Shrestha
Surya Bahadur Shahi
Assistant Director
Diamond Uprety
Production Management
Ram Lal Khadka
Executive Producer
Nanda Prasad Khatri
Min Bahadur Bham, Catherine Dussart, Suman Nidhi Sharma, Nigam Bhandari, Rajesh Prasad Khatri
CDP, Paris
Cryptid Films, Kathmandu


Rajesh Prasad Khatri

Born in Nepal in 1985, he studied literature and currently works as a primary school teacher. For the last ten years he has also been a theatre actor and director. He worked as production manager on films including Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen, 2015), the first Nepalese feature film to be shown at the Venice International Film Festival. His debut short film, Jaalgedi (A Curious Girl) premiered at the Busan International Film Festival.


2017 Jaalgedi (A Curious Girl); short film

Produced by

Shooney Films
Kathmandu, Nepal


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