1. Dil Bahadur Maharjan, 58 years old, lives in the small village of Dharmasthali on the outskirts of Kathmandu. He has lived in this town for most of his life. His home was destroyed during the April 25th earthquake and he now lives in a small temporary shelter. Many years ago Dil's wife became gravely ill after helping their neighbor give birth. He feels a great amount of guilt because he was the one who woke her up in the middle of the night and asked her to help their neighbor who was having difficulties. According to the shaman that he took her to that night, she was over taken by a bad spirit that was meant for the new mother. She died the same night that she helped her neighbor give birth.

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    "Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of post-earthquake Nepal, through the eyes of everyday people. We examine how Nepalis experienced and processed the earthquake and its aftermath through interviews, silent portraits and still shots. The narrative seeks to emphasize not just the trauma of the quake, but rather the resilience and hope of communities to rebuild again.
    Stories will be collected from around Kathmandu Valley including camps for IDPs (internally displaced persons) and earthquake-affected districts of Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Sindhupulchowk.
    It is an ongoing collaborative project between:
    Musician and composer | Abhisek Bhadra
    Photographer and videographer | Monica Jane Frisell
    Researcher and writer | Laura McManus
    Follow different elements of the project with @abhisekbhadra @monicafrisell @lmac19 #nepalstrorytelling #nepalearthquake #nepalphotoproject

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  2. Dorji Tamang, a 17 year old monk who has been living in the Shechen Monastery in Boudhanath since he was 3, spoke with us about his experience during and after the April 25th earthquake.

    "Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of post-earthquake Nepal, through the eyes of everyday people. We examine how Nepalis experienced and processed the earthquake and its aftermath through interviews, silent portraits and still shots. The narrative seeks to emphasize not just the trauma of the quake, but rather the resilience and hope of communities to rebuild again.
    Stories will be collected from around Kathmandu Valley including camps for IDPs (internally displaced persons) and earthquake-affected districts of Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Sindhupulchowk.
    It is an ongoing collaborative project between:
    Musician and composer | Abhisek Bhadra
    Photographer and videographer | Monica Jane Frisell
    Researcher and writer | Laura McManus
    Follow different elements of the project with @abhisekbhadra @monicafrisell @lmac19 #nepalstrorytelling #nepalearthquake #nepalphotoproject

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  3. Dolma Tamang and her family found themselves in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Bode, Bhaktapur, after the 7.9 earthquake hit the region on April 25.

    "Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of post-earthquake Nepal, through the eyes of everyday people. We examine how Nepalis experienced and processed the earthquake and its aftermath through interviews, silent portraits and still shots. The narrative seeks to emphasis not just the trauma of the quake, but rather the resilience and hope of communities to rebuild again.

    Stories will be collected from around Kathmandu Valley including camps for IDPs (internally displaced persons) and earthquake-affected districts of Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Sindhupulchowk.

    It is an ongoing collaborative project between:
    Musician and composer | Abhisek Bhadra
    Photographer and videographer | Monica Jane Frisell
    Researcher and writer | Laura McManus

    Follow different elements of the project with @abhisekbhadra @monicafrisell @lmac19 #nepalstrorytelling #nepalearthquake #nepalphotoproject

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  4. This video is about Pashupati Pradhan and Lila Maya Pradhan spoke with us at their temporary home in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bode, Bhaktapor where they have been living since the April 25th 7.9 earthquake.

    "Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of post-earthquake Nepal, through the eyes of everyday people. We examine how Nepalis experienced and processed the earthquake and its aftermath through interviews, silent portraits and still shots. The narrative seeks to emphasis not just the trauma of the quake, but rather the resilience and hope of communities to rebuild again.
    Stories will be collected from around Kathmandu Valley including camps for IDPs (internally displaced persons) and earthquake-affected districts of Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Sindhupulchowk.
    It is an ongoing collaborative project between:
    Musician and composer | Abhisek Bhadra
    Photographer and videographer | Monica Jane Frisell
    Researcher and writer | Laura McManus
    Follow different elements of the project with @abhisekbhadra @monicafrisell @lmac19 #nepalstrorytelling #nepalearthquake #nepalphotoproject
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  5. Roshni Bhujen and Samjhana Poudel, two girls living in an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bode, Bhaktapur, had a hard time keeping a straight face after teaching us some dance moves in a temporary shelter that was originally used for reading lessons. It was called the library, even for the lack of books in the space.

    "Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of post-earthquake Nepal, through the eyes of everyday people. We examine how Nepalis experienced and processed the earthquake and its aftermath through interviews, silent portraits and still shots. The narrative seeks to emphasize not just the trauma of the quake, but rather the resilience and hope of communities to rebuild again.
    Stories will be collected from around Kathmandu Valley including camps for IDPs (internally displaced persons) and earthquake-affected districts of Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Sindhupulchowk.
    It is an ongoing collaborative project between:
    Musician and composer | Abhisek Bhadra
    Photographer and videographer | Monica Jane Frisell
    Researcher and writer | Laura McManus
    Follow different elements of the project with @abhisekbhadra @monicafrisell @lmac19 #nepalstrorytelling #nepalearthquake #nepalphotoproject

    # vimeo.com/134280096 Uploaded

Video Portraits of the People of Nepal

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This is a collection of silent video portraits of people from Nepal who have been effected by the April 25th 7.9 earthquake.

Most videos are taken in and around the Kathmandu Valley.

"Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of…


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This is a collection of silent video portraits of people from Nepal who have been effected by the April 25th 7.9 earthquake.

Most videos are taken in and around the Kathmandu Valley.

"Picking up the Pieces" is an audio and visual exploration of post-earthquake Nepal, through the eyes of everyday people. We examine how Nepalis experienced and processed the earthquake and its aftermath through interviews, silent portraits and still shots. The narrative seeks to emphasis not just the trauma of the quake, but rather the resilience and hope of communities to rebuild again.
Stories will be collected from around Kathmandu Valley including camps for IDPs (internally displaced persons) and earthquake-affected districts of Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Sindhupulchowk.
It is an ongoing collaborative project between:
Musician and composer | Abhisek Bhadra
Photographer and videographer | Monica Jane Frisell
Researcher and writer | Laura McManus

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