In Search of a Nation

Desh Khojdai Janda (In Search of a Nation) film narrate more then 120,000 forgotten Nepali-speaking Bhutanese citizen from Bhutan. Who had lived 2 decade and some are still living in refugee camp in Jhapa and Morang Nepal. Their years of repatriation struggle to their homeland continue with the character Karbari kaka.

Director Biography - Prakash Angdembe

Prakash Angdembe (1980) a multidisciplinary writer, poet, photographer, and movie director is from the top of the world Nepal. In 1992 BS, at age 12, he entered an art field by writing a drama Aanyayako Aantya - “The End of Injustice”, first he ever directed and performed on the stage. He is a self-taught passionated hard working soul. He has published four books of poems, short stories, and drama in Nepali. To date, he has staged more than one and a half dozen dramas and edited more than two dozen literary magazines and books. He has received more than 50 national and international awards for his contribution on drama, literature, and photography. Angdembe loves to work with youths encouraging them on creatives does. He is the director of Gantabya Theatre Damak, beautiful city in Eastern Nepal. He owns his own film company named Line Cross Movies which produces both feature films and short movies and also do creative workshop and training related to cinema. Desh Khojdai Jada “In Search of a Nation”, is his first feature film as a director, which received national best feature film and awarded Fewa Award in Nepal International Film Festival 2018. 

Director Statement

I was born in a rural village of Jhapa district located in South East of Nepal. My father married my step-mother and left home, so I was raised by my mother. Due to poor economic condition, my childhood was spent in sheer scarcity. I had to knock the doors of others and sometimes I was even homeless. I came to Damak in search of opportunities and that got me connected with Bhutanese Refugee Camp located nearby. I found myself in their pain and suffering. I realized, though I was homeless, my pain was not comparable to them because they don’t have country. How does it feel to be a stateless person? That question kept bothering me for a long period of time. Through this film, I have tried to search the answer to that question.

  • Prakash Angdembe
  • Pralhad Gurung
    Art Director
    Co-Conceived/Art & Post Production Director
  • Upendra Subba
  • Hemanta Budathoki
    Key Cast
    “Karbari Kaka”
  • Baboo Bogati
    Key Cast
  • Meena Koirala
    Key Cast
    “Karbari Kaki”
  • Aruna Karki
    Key Cast
  • Sarita Oli
    Key Cast
  • Tibbat Rai
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    देश खोज्दै जाँदा...
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Drama, History
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 45 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    60,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Bhutan, India, Nepal
  • Film Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    RED 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39 US
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
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