Local film makers expose stories of hope from Nepal
Belinda Bow on the border between India and Nepal
Jaw‐droppingly beautiful landscapes, historical monuments and friendly people all contrive to make Nepal a compelling location for visual stories.
However, when Belinda Bow, Ambassador for 3 Angels Nepal,and film crew set out to film their documentary, they had a darker side of Nepal in mind.
“What if I’d been born in another country? What if my daughter had been born in another country? How different would our lives be?”
These thoughts ran through Belinda Bow’s mind as she stepped up in 2012 to become an ambassador for 3 Angels Nepal. She’d learned some horrifying facts.
Every 26.28 minutes, a girl in Nepal is trafficked across the border into India. That’s 54 girls every day, almost 20,000 girls every year. There are communities in Nepal completely devoid of women and children.
Now think about what this really means: communities without mothers and daughters, without futures, and without generations of family.
The 3 Angels Nepal team have been working tirelessly to help the plight of the Nepali people, but more was needed. They wanted to share the 3 Angels Nepal project and the true impact of human trafficking with the world.
So was born, the 3 Angels Nepal documentary project.
In March 2014, in conjunction with 3 Angels Nepal, a team of Hunter residents (Director of Green Chilli Marketing and Ambassador for 3 Angels Nepal, Belinda Bow, Cinematographer Daniel Bracken, Photographer Melissa Histon and Ambassador Robyn Raymond) headed to Nepal to film a documentary on the plight of the Nepali people.
3 Angels Nepal is an organisation set up by Dr Rajendra Gautam and Sarah Gautam in 2008, providing children’s homes, a school, a radio station and a safe haven for victims of human trafficking.
The team exposed some heart‐wrenching stories of betrayal, but also stories of hope and renewal.
Their documentary about the work of 3 Angels Nepal, the impacts of human trafficking and stories of hope will be launched on the 18 November at 7 pm at Watt Street Arc Theatre in Newcastle’s CBD.
Tickets are $25 per person (including canapés and drinks on arrival) and you can buy them via www.stickytickets.com.au/19629
If you can’t make the documentary launch, there are other ways you can show your support:
1. Sign the petition to have the Nepali Government close borders between Nepal and India here: www.change.org/p/the‐nepali-government-to-close-the-borderbetween-india-and-nepal-and-put-an-end-to-human-trafficking
2. Share this with your friends, family and colleagues
3. Make a donation to 3 Angels Nepal at: www.3angelsnepal.com/Donate
3 Angels Nepal provides children’s homes, a school, a radio station and a safe haven for victims of human trafficking.
For more information, please contact 3 Angels Nepal Ambassador, Belinda Bow on 0408 163 005
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