Best International Documentary and Best International Director Wins at Darbhanga International Film Festival

We are happy to announce that Singing A Great Dream won two awards at the Darbhanga International Film Festival in Darbhanga, Bihar, India: Best International Documentary, and Best International Director.

At Darbhanga International Film Festival


Bhakta Syangtan
expresses it best (in Nepali, below): “Dear brother Khusiram Pakhrin! Whether during the Panchayat era or the People’s War, it seems like only yesterday that you told us the stories of your difficult underground days, traveling through the alleyways of Amritsar, Gorakhpur, Darbhanga, Patna, and Delhi. We screened the documentary about your life here. When it won Best International Documentary Award, and Best Documentary Director, Anna Stirr and I were very moved, with thoughts of you filling our minds. We looked for your footprints in the railway stations. We saw that the situation remains the same for those wearing the dhaka topi, those for whom you felt love upon seeing them from far away, who inspired you to compose lyrics and set them to music that now flows from the tongues of all revolutionary artists in Nepal. We are very excited by this next step in our efforts to show the world your great dream, through Singing A Great Dream.”


आदरणीय खुशीराम पाख्रीन दाइ ! पन्चायत कालमा होस या जनयुद्ध कालमा । भारतका अमृतसर, गोरखपुर, दरभङ्गा, पटना, डेल्लीका गल्लीहरुमा दुखपुर्न भुमिगत दिनहरु बिताएका कथाहरु सुनाउनु भएको आज जस्तै लाग्छ । तपाईकै जीवनी समेटिएको वृतचित्र “SINGING A GREAT DREAM” यहाँ प्रदर्शन गर्‍यौ । तपाईको कथाले Best International Documentary Award र Best Documentary Directer Award ले सम्मानित हुँदै गर्दा Anna Stirr र म भावुक भयौ र तपाईलाई धेरै सम्झ्यौ । हामीले तपाईले चहारेका रेलको टिसानहरुमा तपाईको पदछापहरु खोज्यौ । देख्दैमा माया लागेका ती ढाकाटोपी लगाउनेहरुको जीवन उस्तै पाए । तपाईंले जुन सपनाको लागि सब्द रच्नु भयो । सङ्गीत भर्नु भयो र हरनेपाली क्रान्तीकारीहरुको जिब्रोमा बसाउनु भयो । त्यो महान सपना Singing a Great Dream मार्फत सन्सारलाई देखाउने हाम्रो प्रयासको यो खुट्किलाले उत्साहित बनाएको छ ।

Review from Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards

The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards is a quarterly online film festival that categorizes films by length and budget. We submitted Singing A Great Dream to the “Best Short Film Under $5000” category and were happy to be selected as a finalist! Here’s what they had to say about it:

“Authentic and very economical with its presentation. Well designed and monies conscious.”

Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards

We say thanks for the support!