Dallas, Texas (March 20, 2014) Caring For The World Films announced today its latest documentary project Hearts In The Himalayas has been selected for screening at the 2014 Albuquerque Film and Media Event Film Festival. The event celebrates extraordinary, forward-thinking filmmakers worldwide whose socially conscious work emphasizes the critical role and influence the arts play in creating an economically and environmentally sustainable future for all. The award-winning documentary was selected among hundreds of entries from around the world. The festival takes place June 1st-8th in Albuquerque New Mexico.
Hearts In The Himalayas profiles Himalayan HealthCare, one the most recognized NGOs operating in Nepal. The organization survived political uncertainty, economic chaos and a deadly civil war to create education and healthcare programs as well as women empowerment and entrepreneurial opportunities for the tens of thousands of impoverished villagers in the Dhading region.
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 HHC’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 honored that the film was selected for AFME since our primary goal is to bring awareness to the important work of these dedicated volunteers. Their story was begging to be told,” says director, Debi Lang.
The film festival invitation comes on the heels of receiving 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. This is the 14th honor awarded to the documentary since its release in 2012.