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A year ago, we began making a film about sustainable tourism in Nepal, one of the world's poorest countries, to share how typical Nepalis use tourism to support their families and their communities.
From the workers, craftsmen, and shop owners in Katmandu valley, to the Himalayan trekking guides like Karma Sherpa, tourism is essential for Nepali people.
We returned home with 200 hours of film to edit and a simple story to share: Nepalis can not survive without tourism.
Everything changed on April 25th, 2015. Many of the historical sites, cultural treasures, homes, and businesses we filmed were destroyed in the first of many earthquakes over a several week period. Most Nepalis lost their livelihoods and too many, their loved ones.
This film project has always been about helping the people of Nepal, but after the earthquakes, the mission has grown. Now, we are told, completing the film and showing their losses is even more important to their long-term future.
However, they also need immediate disaster relief. Your donations will help achieve both of these goals, with a significant portion going directly into the hands of locals we know and trust to take care of those most in need.
Thank you and Namaste.
Earthquake footage from Bhaktapur Durbar Square via YouTube. Earthquake footage from other parts of Nepal via Nepali Police CCTV footage.