Busy busy busy prepping for our next assignment in Nepal. So much to do, so little time. At the top of our list is getting in touch with the Nepalese in our crew member's communities of Boston and Dallas. We want to meet with the Nepalese community to learn as much as we can about Nepal, its people, culture, traditions, politics, language etc... We specifically are looking to speak with individuals from the villages we plan to visit during our shoot: Ilam, Dhading, Tipling and those in between. If you or someone you know is from Nepal and currently lives in Dallas or Boston, please contact us at email@example.com
Although we have access to Himalayan HealthCare's volunteers and tons of books about Nepal, we want to get our information from direct sources. (Not an American who has "observed"). Who knows what life is like in these areas better than the Nepalese?
CFTWF's goal is also to bring awareness to the Nepalese community about HHC and its efforts as well as our documentary project.
Got the call this week for the officials of the the Lights Camera Help Film Festival informing me that our little film, Return To San Marcos was selected among nearly 300 other non-profit videos submitted world-wide. SWEET! I could barely contain myself! I am usually not one to get excited about the wine and cheese crowds at these shin digs, however this festival is unique in that it is dedicated strictly to non-profit films. Humanitarian non-profit films are usually snubbed by film festivals unless they are extremely provocative and involve social justice or political causes. If you have not seen the video take ten minutes of your life and see what all the hub-bub is all about. BTW, this film won two (count em TWO!) Telly Awards. I have to say, I am most happy for Cape CARES and Honduran student Luigi Breve who came up with the idea for the project.