Once upon a time – in local Nepal
Local Nepal in the 1950s: Tony Hagen was a German geologist who travelled across Nepal in the 1950s. We just love his documentary from a time when the country was so different. It’s a treasure.
Local Nepal in 1978: Ed van der Kooy and his girlfriend stayed in Freak Street in Kathmandu that once was, visited nearby villages, and hiked up the Annapurna trail. A video from a time long gone.
Villagers’ own videos
When the men leave the village: Floriane Clement at the International Water Management Institute trained locals to make their own videos. Watch how women feel when the men migrate abroad.
When migration is the only choice: Men staying behind explain why male villagers go abroad for work and how migration affects their community. Another release by Floriane Clement at IWMI.
Cooperation in a time of change: In the Terai, agriculture is being hit hard by warmer climate. It’s a time for local cooperation – but cooperation is not like in the past (by Floriane Clement at the IWMI).
The future of village girls: In this moving video, mothers describe the challenge of helping their daughters to a better future, and daughters share their thoughts (by Floriane Clement, IWMI).
Local crisis of agriculture: Migration has starved villages of farm labour, irrigation is now a must but many can’t afford it… A first-hand glimpse into a farming sector in crisis (by Floriane Clement, IWMI).
Village life at Manaslu: Age-old methods are still practised in the manufacturing of yarn and woven fabric in villages at the foot of Manaslu. Watch how this ancient craft – passed on from mother to daughter – lives on!