and did not put it down until we left. He wore it around his neck and when he wasn’t holding it up to his eye to take a shot, he was examining what he had taken on the back. Often with ten other kids surrounding him.
RamKumar is Shanta’s youngest brother. He is the second youngest of the Shanta’s six
We started this project in 2008 with it being about how girls’ education is the best thing we can do in the world. We called it Girlworld.
So much has happened since then regarding the popularity of the women’s empowerment movement. Amazing people like Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (Half the Sky) are telling that story . The 10×10 project is
Check out this video I found on the United Nations Foundation news feed. It is about Ethiopia, but could very well be Nepal. It made me think about our film. It made me think that what we are making is sort of an ‘insiders’ guide’ to what a family has on the line when they send a girl to school
Besides working on our own independent documentary, Scott and I are here in Nepal filming a promotional video for the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation. This NGO is really unique in that it is providing scholarships for Nepali women to go to UNIVERSITY. There are quite a few organizations helping girls go to primary and secondary school, but BMKF is
I am trying so hard to figure out what this story is about. There is one. There is a big one. And it is about women and their struggle for empowerment in this complicated, changing-too-quickly-for-it’s-own-good world.
This is what I have done in one week and two days:
I have filmed over 10 hours (not including little asides on my
You can navigate to this link to download the radio interview about Girlworld that Amy had bit more than a week ago. It’s a 25MB MP3 file that once you download it should play just fine on iTunes or whatever media player you have. Just holler if you want to hear it and can’t make it work.
On Sunday we had our “Baking a Difference” Girlworld Fundraiser Afternoon Tea and Mixer, and it was a huge success!
We want to send HUGE thanks to Liv, who masterminded, orchestrated and alchemied this event, and to Gina and Seth who hosted. You guys rule!
Liv shows off
A great blog post today by Lisa Belkin in the Times, kind of gets to the heart of our motivations around doing Girlworld. It may be that you won’t be able to read it unless you’re subscribed to the New York Times.
If you can