Tania Verbeeck’s award-winning documentary Women Take on Nepal hit the big screen on Thursday 21 September in Adelaide. Tania has generously made her film available to FHC for fundraising and the support from the Adelaide community has been heart-warming. Over 300 tickets to the viewing were sold. A sell out!
The profits will go directly to Nepal but just as valuable are the many new friends we have made. This event has engaged a whole new audience to the FHC cause.
The film articulates beautifully the difficulties and limitations confronting women in a very traditional and patriarchal regional Nepal. Through FHC and Take on Nepal, Som and Susan are doing something about that and Tania’s film explains how.
The program included Som and Phulmaya (Som’s sister and participant in the documentary) talking about FHC and the empowerment of women in Nepal, and Tania speaking about her experiences and her film. A Q&A followed.
Tania hiked to Everest Base Camp in October 2019 with a unique support crew of young Nepalese women…and her camera. She recorded her experiences, and those of the other women and guides on the trek. Some of the women highlighted in the film came up through FHC’s hostel. Her film was entered into the Sony Film Festival and it won the ‘best documentary’ category in 2021.
A screening in Cairns is in the planning process.
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