Entries from September 2011

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Girlworld Enters Seattle Public Schools

We have four beautiful and beautifully framed photos that we took in Nepal during our first trip there in 2008. They are of Shanta, here sister-in-law and niece, women working in a rice field and a Little Sister Fund recipient in her classroom. We have been taking them with us any time we are out [...]

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

The UNIFEM 1st Annual Film Festival: They invited me back next year. I have a deadline!

What a high! There is nothing like showing your labor of love to people who are into it. This festival is a labor or love for its creator, Mrinalini Venkatachalam or Minnie as she is called. She is the Programme Associate – Public Awareness and Youth Initiatives at UNIFEM and put on this film festival because she [...]

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Kids. I love showing them this film.

Kids totally get it. I have said this before, but they really see themselves in these girls, even though their lives are so different. I went to 3 very privileged schools today. Like, crazy fancy. I started the presentations asking them what they know about Nepal. They were like little encyclopedias, or wikipedias. Then I [...]

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Bo M. Karlsson Video

This is the other project we were working on last time we were in Nepal– a piece for the Bo M. Karlsson foundation to use for fundraising. It was an amazing experience working with them. The founder, Sonnia Karlsson, created the foundation in the name of her late husband who loved to do good in [...]

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

NonFiction Media goes to Singapore for the UNIFEM Film Festival

That’s right! Somebody pinch me!  I was invited by UNIFEM (United Nation Development Fund for Women) to present at their Empowering Women Film Festival. Besides presenting at the film festival on Saturday, I will also be showing our film and leading discussions at four different schools tomorrow. I am so excited! As I was waiting [...]