Film: Split Ends
Country: Nepal
Released: 2016

Screening dates: 1-7 JUNE, 2024

Q and A with director: 7 JUNE 2024 (FRIDAY)
Time: 6 pm IST, 6:15 pm NPT, 5:30 pm PKT

A barbershop becomes a place of refuge for Nepali migrants who travel to Portugal in search of the European dream.

About the director:

Rajan Kathet is a filmmaker based in Kathmandu working in both fiction and documentary films. Rajan's first feature documentary, "No Winter Holidays," premiered in the International First Feature Competition section of Sheffield DocFest 2023 and is the winner of the NATIVA Award at Alternativa Film Awards 2023 in Kazakhstan. His short fiction work, "Bare Trees In The Mist (2019)," was screened at several international film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival 2019, Tampere Film Festival, HKIFF, Encounters Film Festival, Dharamshala IFF, and Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia.

Rajan collaborates with national and international filmmakers through his production company, Salpa Films. He has worked on projects such as the Taiwanese feature documentary “After The Snowmelt” by Yi-Shan Lo, which premiered at Visions du Réel 2024, and the TV documentaries "In the Land of Machines" by Heo Chul-nyung (South Korea), "Home Street Home" by Alan Lau for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), and "A Himalayan Endgame" by Deepak Chaturvedi (India), all of which are in post-production.

Rajan is also engaged in film education and mentors young filmmakers through his involvement in local film schools and filmmaking workshops. He regularly contributes to the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival DocLab.


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  •  The screening of the documentary will be followed by a Q&A session with the filmmaker on Friday, 7 June (see times above). You will also receive a Zoom link for the Q&A via email.
  •  Note: Due to the large number of sign-ups, we will give preference to the first 100 sign-up requests.

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