Projects - Himalayan Stories
I've been working with a wonderful group of nuns at Tsoknyi Rinpoche's nunnery, Tsoknyi Gechak Ling, in the outskirts of Kathmandu. They are eager to learn documentary video production to share their stories, reflections, and experiences of living a monastic lifestyle in Nepal.
About 16 years ago I developed a workshop that focused on the process of storytelling, interviewing, ethnographic oral histories, and visual expression rather than technology which seems to absorb so many people. I taught it many times in the US to students and teachers and it seemed to open people’s eyes to the possibilities of exploring the world with a camera. We’re just getting started but this is turning out to be very exciting and rewarding for me and all involved, cultural nuances and faux pas notwithstanding. Much more to come soon.