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The Sky Is Mine

The Sky Is Mine

Deepak Rauniyar

Nepal, Norway, Germany, Netherlands, Singapore

TFL Awards

TFL Co-Production Fund 2019 (€ 50.000)

The TFL Funds are supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union


Pooja, a Nepali police officer, has broken centuries-old misogyny by becoming the first female Superintendent. She comes across her first case in a violent border town, a case nobody wants to deal with. Whilst tens of thousands are in the streets protesting systemic discrimination against the dark-skinned Madhesi, two light-skinned boys have been kidnapped. The ransom is more than anyone could pay.

Pooja has only 24 hours to save the boys and very few clues. A tough, no-nonsense cop, she is forced to seek help from Mamata, a feminine, dark-skinned Madhesi, who seems to sympathize with the protests. With dozens of civilians and police officers killed in the last days, failure to find the boys could spark a revolution.

A socially-rooted police procedural, a race-against-time thriller, as well as a portrait of Nepal, a complex society on the edge of a new future.
Deepak Rauniyar

Scriptwriter, Film Director, Production

production notes

original title
The Sky Is Mine

directed by
Deepak Rauniyar

produced byAadi Films

in co-production with
Tannhauser Gate – Norway
The Match Factory – Germany
The Film Kitchen – Netherlands
Potocol – Singapore
Aurora Media Holdings – Singapore
Cinema Art – Nepal

written by
Deepak Rauniyar, David Barker, Asha Magrati