Aftershock - Nepal's Untold Water Story
Nepal, 2016 / 9 min / English Voice Over / VR Documentary
Health consequences of the major earthquakes in Nepal.
On 25 April 2015, Nepal experienced the country’s worst earthquake in 80 years, followed on 12 May by a second quake. Nearly half of all water supplies were destroyed across earthquake-affected areas, leaving thousands of people without enough clean water and vulnerable to disease. The film follows plumber Krishna Sunuwar, 58, as he works with his neighbours to repair the village’s water system after the devastating earthquakes.
“Aftershock: Nepal’s Untold Water Story” is the charity WaterAid’s first virtual reality film. Shot in the hilltops of Kharelthok, home to 3,900 people, the film brings viewers closer to WaterAid’s work than ever before and demonstrates - in 360⁰detail - the water challenge after the earthquakes.
The project is supported by the HSBC Water Programme.
Screening dates: From 2nd to 12th March 2017
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11am – 7pm.
- Thursday: 11am – 11pm.
- Closed on Tuesdays
Venue: ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain
Free admission to the ground floor of the Casino Luxembourg with access to the “BlackBox” exhibition room, the “Aquarium” and the ca(fé)sino. Free Night every Thursday from 6pm to 11pm.
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“Virtual reality gives us the opportunity to take people closer to our work than ever previously possible. By using this new medium we hope to engage supporters in the reality of where we work and the challenges we face as well as inspire them by proudly showing how we work alongside fantastic community members and project partners. The beauty of this medium is that it allows the viewer to be fully immersed and we look forward to seeing the reactions of people all over the world as they are transported to Kharelthok.” Catherine Feltham for Virtualrealityreporter.com, 10/07/2016.
“I think that we know that a lot of people in the UK aren’t going out of their way to find films by charities, and the story that we’ve told in Kharelthok of Krishna and the others is one we’ve told lots of times, people overcoming challenges to make their lives better. By using VR we hoped to attract people as interested in the technology as they are in the story, people who wouldn’t necessarily be hanging out for the next WaterAid film might want to find more about us and what we do”. Steve Melia (Film Manager) for the HuffingtonPost, 09/30/2016
Catherine Feltham is a video producer and multi-media journalist with five years of previous marketing and project management experience. She has worked internationally and completed her first video documentary in 2012. She has an experience of working for a range of organisations from broadcasters (ITN) to production companies and NGOs.