Wheels On The Bus

2022 — 15' / Color



After being bullied into making iron wheels for his upper-caste peers, BHYAL (12), a lower caste blacksmith, and his friend LABA (11) are compelled to steal iron from the village to make the wheels. At Bhyal workshops, the boys work through the night and fall asleep.

Director Biography

Surya Shahi received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) and a BA in International Studies from Elon University, USA (2018). Since graduating, he has been in Nepal building a school and a hostel in his home region of Humla, where ‘Wheels on the Bus (2022)’ was shot, which was premiered in Berlin International Film Festival 2022. He also works as an acting teacher at Oscar International College of Film Studies in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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