This teaser film is about the health project of my friend Toon Dewerchin. In 2010 he started a Chulha low smoke stove project in Xieng Khuang province, in northern Laos. People there are cooking on open fire inside their houses and polluting themselves the air they breathe. 1,6 million people die each year in developing countries all over the world because of the smoke in their houses during cooking. The Chulha stove is an easy to build and modular solution designed by Philips design. You can build it nearly anywhere, has a chimney of course and you can save up to 50% of wood because it's much more efficient than the traditional open fire. If you are interested, please check out or for more information. Or you can check my blog post for more information about filming for this Chulha teaser film

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Back to the film, my special thanks goes to to my friend Toon, who helped me out as an assistent, was patient in listening to my ideas and was my protagonist in my interview about the Chulha project in Laos and how it started.

My friend Xeng Xong was helping me a lot, doing the Lao translations for most of the interviews. Ms. Somphan Sysouphanthong, who is working in Muang Kham hospital, helped me to translate the interview of Dr. Thongbai Syhalat. My good old mate Michael Schagerl was great help, going through all my translations and correcting my misspellings (at least everything within the film :-)). Thank's a lot to all of!

Last but not least, a huge thank you to Vayeng for producing and installing a Chulha for purpose of filming during a quite busy time for him.

Thank's a lot my friends, you are awesome :-)

If you like to support the Chulha project you have two options to do that! Every donation is welcome! Thank you so much for your help!

Triodos Bank IBAN: BE60 5230 4644 3170

PayPal: (IBAN preferred because of PayPal fees)

If you wanna see some making of, have a look here:

Last but not least some pictures from Hmong - New Year in Nong Oln

Cheers, Harry

Cameras: Nikon D800, Nikon D7000
Lenses: Nikon 16-35 f/4, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 24 f/2.8, Nikon 50 f/1.8, Nikon 85 f/1.8
Audio: Rode VideoMic Pro, Rode SmartLav, Zoom H2N
Camera bag: F-Stop Loka

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