Here I am caught on the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is hard to describe the cacophony of visual and audio stimulus. Horns signal the passing of motorbikes, bells ring from Hindu meditations, hammers slam against concrete blocks… and all the while you are assaulted with the smells of curries and garbage, pollution and incense.
What brings me here?
Well, it’s not to be a typical vacationer or trekker of the Himalayas. I’ve been commissioned by CAWST produce a documentary resource about a group of local youth who are trying to make a difference in water education in their community in the hopes that this video will inspire youth in Canada to engage locally and globally.
However, we are here to do more than just shoot pictures and videos. We’re hoping to build capacity in a local water and sanitation organization called ENPHO. Over the course of the next couple weeks, we’ll be equipping them with the tools to shoot video, capture stories, carry out interviews. Thus far, they have been the most enthusiastic and industrious group of people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.
If you want to see more pictures and get more updates, I’m afraid you’ll have to find me on Facebook (Hidden Story Productions).