Dallas, Texas (May 5, 2014) Caring For The World Films announced today its latest documentary film Hearts In The Himalayas has won the Bronze Remi Award at the 47th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. This is the second Remi Award for the filmmakers . Return To San Marcos received the Remi Special Jury Award in 2013. Worldfest is the longest running international film festival and past notable winners include Steven Spielberg, George Lucas the Coen Brothers, David Lynch, Ridley Scott, Brian DePalma, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone and Ang Lee.
Over a three-year period, Caring For The World Films dispatched a small film crew to Nepal to research and document the work of HHC during several Everest-size exhibitions. The treks, led by NGO’s co-founder Anil Parajuli, included over 100 porters and Nepalese staff to guide the international medical team deep into the Himalayas at altitudes that exceeded 15,000 feet.
“We are humbled by the response our film has received since the purpose of these films is to bring awareness to the important humanitarian work taking place around the world ,” says director, Debi Lang. "Our team is honored to have gained the trust of the Nepali people and volunteers of Himalayan Healthcare in order to accurately and effectively document their story."
The Remi Award is the latest in a number of international accolades including the 2013 Humanitarian Award at the Third World Indie Film Festival in San Francisco and being named a finalist in the Poverty Cure Film Festival in New York. It is the 15th honor awarded to the documentary since its release in 2012.