Nepal Earthquake Recovery

  • On-location filming: Nepal, April 2015
  • Planned Release: December 2015
  • Partners: UN SDG Action Campaign, Vrse, OCHA
  • SDG 1: No Poverty

On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude Earthquake struck Nepal, claiming over 9,000 lives. Following almost 6 months of relief effort in the country, it has become apparent that the loss of infrastructure that includes government buildings, homes, roads, sanitation, schools and medical facilities, has had such a deep impact that the response is not happening quick enough. On top of that, repeated aftershocks continue to cause mudslides and avalanches, and in just a few months it will be winter, presenting a whole slew of new challenges for those left homeless.

Created in partnership with UNOCHA and the World Humanitarian Summit, the film documents the state of Kathmandu, just 3 days after the earthquake. It provides a unique view of the mental and physical toll on the infrastructure, victims, and aid workers. It captures the devastation of the crumbled architecture and the resilience of the people who help to restore it to its former beauty, even after losing everything.