This is a visual storytelling created in 2009 to explain the typical life of a North Korean refugee who has been trafficked. This was created for libertyinnorthkorea.org as an awareness tool, please get involved and join their movement.
Stock photography for locations and people have been used to protect the privacy of refugees.
On April 25th, 2015, the earth beneath Nepal began to shake and devastated the country. As the media and aid attention was given to Kathmandu and the climbers on Everest, the remote regions of Nepal were left to provide for themselves. Kumari, home to 60k people was amongst these... During the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, Kumari was near the epicenter and received immensive damage. Hearing the horrible news that 100% of the homes in the region received damage, we were even more struck by the news that the women's skill center, the school, and the clinic were either destroyed or received extensive damage.
At the end of May, myself and Sean O'Connor headed into the remote region with shelters and to bring back footage to finish a documentary about Jagat Lama. This video details the journey and encourages you to get involved in the rebuilding of the Kumari region.
Two years ago, shortly after the Kumari film team returned from Nepal, they came together to share a meal and record a song they wrote for the Kumari people. Here is a rough edit of the in studio session.
With the recent earthquakes that have struct Nepal, Sean O'Connor and myself will be heading back into the Kumari region to deliver shelters and to bring back footage for awareness fundraising campaigns. If you'd like to donate and support the rebuild of Kumari, please donate at gofundme.com/t5j8aw.