TheoEco’s first trip to Nepal was in the fall of 2015, in the aftermath of the mega-earthquakes that took place that spring. This is our fourth expedition since then.
The purpose of this trip will be to assist, document, and research the situations of those caught in human trafficking, global warming, earthquake recovery, and the Christian community in Nepal.
TheoEco’s productions bring awareness to actual people and situations:
Piles of Bricks (Revisited)
It is the four-year anniversary of the 2015 mega-earthquakes. Thousands died, and an untold number of homes were destroyed. Over four billion dollars in aid and rebuilding funds were pledged as the world came to Nepal’s relief. For more, see our mini-doc from our first visit in 2015 demonstrating the amazing range of damage in Kathmandu: Range of Damage
Piles of Bricks (Revisited) is about the rebuilding efforts since our first Piles of Bricks film. In it we document the current state of residential housing and other projects, go to Nepal's rural villages, and interview citizens, business people, and politicians, all to try to answer the big question: What happened to the $4 billion?
A film about human trafficking in Nepal as seen through the eyes of Devi Nepali and her group at the non-profit of the same name, of which we have written about previously–and have briefly documented in The Flourishing Kathmandu Church. For a quick look at Devi, TheoEco, and Garima Nepal in action go to https://vimeo.com/252906077
In Nepal’s Water, we are diving deep into the water situation of land-locked Nepal as it tackles global warming’s effects on its glaciers and weather patterns, as well as seeing how it deals with shortages of drinking water. We are also vitally interested in how hydro-power projects can make Nepal a shining example of renewable energy, and also how the ecology of the region is being impacted. We have already begun shooting and are looking to release the film in 2019.
Premika to YDS
Next up is a new film about which there is some uncertainty: Premika to YDS. Premika is a young Nepali graduate from the National Theological College who is invited to attend Yale Divinity School’s (YDS) summer session in June of this year. The invitation is offered, accommodations procured, and a ticket at the ready. What’s missing? A visa. If she gets the visa we make the film about her journey–if not, we continue to wait.
ABOUT THEOECO’S DOCS
Our films are stories worth documenting. All have the potential to be commercially viable though none are made primarily with that as the intention. We are documenting for posterity’s sake #1. We have an experienced crew (three feature-length documentaries so far), and by using Nepali resources, we are able to keep costs extremely low. TheoEco produces its films at video editing facilities in Lalitpur which includes audio recording, graphics, composition professionals, and others.
Want to participate? You and your organization can sponsor shoots and go with us to Nepal. For more about our New Year’s Trek in January click here. And for more about Nepal Project 2019 click here.
For more information, please contact Steve Richards at 475-238-6647 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the contact form on our Contact page.