Friends & Links

There are many grassroots community organization like us. We all want to support the community to attain a better and sustainable lifestyle. Your support goes directly to the community.

★ Global H2O : To help provide clean water sources in Uganda

★ Shea butter market : To support women and children in Tapko Village, Ghana

★ Maiti Nepal : To protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture and to support their recovery.

TRAS : to improve the health and education of children and youth in northern India, Nepal and Tibet.

★ Mount Everest Foundation :To support education, health and many more in Rural area of Nepal and Tibet

Sambhav Nepal : To establish and implement sustainable education, health, and community development programs in the Gorkha district, Nepal.

Great films about Nepal

IN SEARCH OF RIYAL

86 minutes, 2009

Directed by: Kesang Tseten

www.shunyatafilms.com

In Search of the Riyal is the first documentary of Kesang Tseten’s trilogy on Nepali migrant workers in the Arabian Gulf. Since the 1990s, Nepal has provided a pipeline of cheap labour to the Gulf, emptying villages of its young men, who set out to escape poverty for wages of US $5 to $7 a day in the alien and stultifying conditions of the Qatari desert. Theirs is an admirable mission, a test of luck and resilience. The film shows glimpses of gritty migrant conditions, rarely captured, given the Gulf States’ sensitivity to criticism of how they treat their foreign workers. The stories of disillusionment and, sometimes, empowerment reflect the enormity of the Nepali migrant’s journey.

SAVING DOLMA

62 minutes, 2010

Directed by Kesang Tseten

www.shunyatafilms.com

Saving Dolma, another film in Kesang Tseten’s trilogy on Nepali migrant workers in the Gulf, documents the struggles of female migrant workers. Thousands of Nepalese women work illegally in the Gulf to relieve the poverty at home. The film follows the thread of Dolma, sentenced to death for killing a Filipino co-domestic in Kuwait, and presents the multiple responses to this event – the upheaval and fractures of Dolma’s family, and the reactions of women’s advocacy groups and Nepali society and officialdom. The film provides a rare glimpse into the situation of women migrants in the Gulf States, and exposes the vulnerable conditions of ill-educated and ill-prepared women from a poor country making this enormous journey.

SHERPAS – THE TRUE HEROES OF MT. EVEREST

95 minutes, 2009

Directed by Otto C. Honegger, Frank Senn and Hari Thapa

Sherpas – The True Heroes of Mount Everest showcases the work, hardships and life of the Sherpas at Mount Everest. The film follows the expedition of the Swiss mountain guide Kari Kobler and his European climbers as they climb the highest mountain in the world, a feat un-imaginable without the support and guidance of their hired Nepali Sherpas. Among the Sherpas is Dawa, who has peaked Everest thirteen times. Throughout the film, the Sherpas share their stories, feelings and fears on the climb. They tell us bluntly what it means for them to work for Western climbers and to act as their leaders on the top of the world, sometimes risking their own lives to save a Western client.