Gal i Nepal

In showbiz today are going to focus on a comedy film “Gal i Nepal” in Norwegian which translates to “Crazy in Nepal” in English by a Norwegian filmmaker which I caught up in Kickstarter. For people who are unaware of Kickstarter, it is a platform for people who love to express their ideas and desires through film making. Several creative projects have raised funds by Kickstarter.

By the foot of the Himalayas in Nepal there is an area called Mustang. There exists a very peculiar marriage tradition. In this remote area, parents traditionally decide who their children are going to marry. However, a loophole exists in which a boy can kidnap a girl and keep her captive at a neutral family’s home for three days whilst he attempts to convince her that she should marry him instead. If she says no, he has to let her go, but if she agrees, her family cannot oppose her decision and have to accept their new son-in-law into the family.

The Norwegian director Carl-Magnus spent many of his childhood years in Nepal, and is looking to crowdfunding to make a comic film of this unusual tradition. The production will give jobs and money to the Nepalese people, as it will be filmed on their location. If the funding target is achieved, it will also be the first ever successful crowdfunded movie to come out of Norway. It will be a monumental occasion for the nation’s independent filmmakers.


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