What's going on behind the scenes?
As many of you know, our documentary Hearts In The Himalayas was selected to be part of the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience this week. Who knew our film about Himalayan HealthCare would receive so much attention? To date, Hearts has received 15 awards and or film festival invitations. To know that the film has touched so many people and brought awareness to the incredible work Anil Parajuli and his team are doing in the Dhading region of Nepal makes all of the ups and downs of the three year project worth it.
AFME has a strong lineup of socially conscious films made in Asia and Ireland for festival goers to experience. Additionally they have seminars and speakers available to discuss their projects and methods. I am excited to hear Lisa Kristine speak. She is an acclaimed humanitarian photographer who has gained worldwide recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free The Slaves. Her work on Slavery will be featured in two films to be released this year. Sold was produced by Oscar winning team, Emma Thompson and Jeffery Brown. One of the characters is inspired by Lisa and played by Gillian Anderson.
Debi Lang is a humanitarian and adventure traveler who never leaves home without her camera, well worn hiking boots and groovy headbands. .