Hira Bijuli, 29, is a theatre artist and an emerging film director who has been part of several award-winning plays as a director and actor. Currently, he is the president of Karnali Art Theatre in Mugu, one of the most remote regions of western Nepal. The theatre envisions a culturally vibrant and engaged community of art enthusiasts and practitioners who preserve and promote culture. Bijuli has begun to use a popular storytelling tradition called Bhartaa to raise awareness about social issues, preserve fading local cultures, and promote accountability among local representatives.

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