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Drawing the Tiger Travels to Nepal (Part Three)

The final installment in our series about our Fall 2015 trip to Nepal

When we returned to Kathmandu after the village, we had one week left of our trip and it was PACKED.

We still had a screening at the US embassy, three suicide awareness workshops—one at Fulbright and two at government schools, a series

We have news!!!

SOMEBODY PINCH ME!

 

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Somebody pinch me! We have a final cut of the film!!! After seven years, four trips to Nepal, collecting almost 200 hours of footage, countless hours of translating and seven months of editing, we have

A Year of Massive Thanks(for your)Giving REDUX.

 

 

 

 

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Dear Friends and Supporters: I wrote the following blog post several days ago, but it didn’t seem to go out. Please forgive me if you’re seeing this as a repeat!. 

We are preparing to send out some sweet end-of-the-year photo cards, and we have realized that we do not

Sometimes You Don’t Even Know How Many Issues You Have…

… Until someone comes along to fix them.

I had been quietly dreading this time of the year–the push time, when we’re really jamming to get all the footage organized and ready to hand off to our editor. The reason? We still had some lingering workflow problems I did not know how to deal with. Jump back a month or

The Landscape We Find Ourselves In

Looking for the Right Kind of Relationship

HERE IS A GREAT POST by Dan Cogan, who founded Impact Partners, an organization we kind of fell in love with at IFP’s Film Week.

We find ourselves in the position RIGHT THIS MINUTE of needing to plunge into attempting to secure the relationships Mr. Cogan describes, in order to bridge

A BIG year and another one about to start!

I think of the New Year as beginning in September. It’s my mindset. I taught school for ten years. Every fall I get swoony over school supplies and feel wistful when I see nervous kids in crisp clothes at bus stops. It is the time of new things and beginnings—empty notebooks,  sharpened pencils—fresh starts.

We just wrapped up a

Proof these two worlds exist at the same time!

It is hard to believe that Shanta’s village exists in the same time and world as the life I lead in West Seattle. It just seems impossible.

But here is the proof. When Scott and Shailendra returned to the village to film Shanta’s mom’s journey to the city, they called me. I got to talk to Sarita on speakerphone while

Arrival: Kathmandu. Check!

Our lovely layover hotel in Seoul-Incheon. Thanks Korean Air!

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