Breathtaking cinematography and a powerful story combine in “12 Stones,” a short documentary that captures the amazing journey of a group of illiterate women in southern Nepal.

In a country where running water and electricity are luxuries, most of the people in Nepal live below the poverty line. A group of women, with the help of Heifer International, an aid organization that promotes sustainable development, are helping hundreds of other women and their families rise from poverty to reclaim a future. It is a deeply moving testament to the strength of empowerment and the remarkable will to become something more.

Directed by Sandy Smolan and produced by Bill Medsker and Descending Productions in association with Heifer International.

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