We have been back from Nepal a few weeks now and we thought of giving you an update on the progress of our documentary, Butterfly Wings.
For three weeks we filmed the two childrens' homes in Kathmandu, visited medical students, trekked to the school in the Himalayan village of Rathankot, travelled to Magi Ghaun and filmed their fresh water project, sang with the women in their co-op, danced with the small children in Manjushree, celebrated Tihar (Diwali) with the girls at the Gokarna home, joined the mantra chanters around the Buddha stupa and, most importantly, we listened to the stories of dozens of people. Some stories brought tears to our eyes. Stories of love, sorrow, resilience, compassion, activism, hope...
As you know, our story started with Eva Holmberg-Tedert and her decision to help the street children in Nepal, but very quickly we saw that Eva's inspiring story could not be told without other people's stories. Intertwined, entangled, everyone contributing to a beautiful mesh, to this big heart that is keeping alive the dream that Nepal can be a better place for their children and their children's children.
It was such a joy to witness and film the every day lives of so many people in Nepal who have been touched by the Gayatri Fund and The Society for the Street Children of Nepal projects. It was a real treat to see Eva in action. True compassion in action! Her selflessness and courage are certainly moving mountains and planting seeds that will keep on growing for generations. We feel so honoured and privileged to have been there and we are working hard on the editing now so we can bring this story to all of you and to the world.
We are now deep into the editing process, which is lengthy, laborious and costly. We are working using all our free time and our own resources and that makes the process slower. For that reason, we'll keep the GoFundMe campaign open. Every little contribution will help to forward the documentary towards its final completion and eventual distribution.
If you feel called to keep supporting Butterfly Wings, please help us spread the word. This is an amazing story of hope and compassion and, in a world where we are constantly bombarded with news of war, hatred and greed, it certainly needs to be told.
Thank you so much for your ongoing support. We could not have done it without the help of so many people who believed in the project. Thank you.
With so much love and gratitude,
Rory and Veronica