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Volunteer for Film and Documentary Making

Volunteer for Film and Documentary Making Project aims to produce effective short movies and documentaries which will help us communicate our cause to the world. Nepal is a beautiful country with abundant natural resources and extraordinary cultures. We have breath-taking Himalayas, fast flowing rivers and exotic flora and faunas. Nepal is very rich in natural as well as cultural diversity. People following different religion and culture live in harmony. Almost every other is a festival here in Nepal for at least one community of people. You will see temples and monastery in every street. Despite the natural and cultural riches, Nepal is also a very poor country. Many people are still fighting for a simple meal twice a day. Poverty, unemployment, hunger, social problems etc. are actively serving as a major problem to more than 75% of Nepali people. About 25% of the people are surviving below 50 cents per day! Their stories are untold and unheard. Thus, producing a real-life based documentaries or videos can act as a mean of voicing out the perils of such unfortunate people.

 

WHAT WILL BE YOUR ROLE?

During your placement, you will be placed in one of the VIN host program locations; Okhaldhunga, Tarkeshwor or Nuwakot. As a film and documentary making volunteer/intern, you will be responsible for making a promotional and informative video/documentary focusing on general issues existing in rural parts of Nepal. You will be recording their daily lives and struggles for the world to see. As a volunteer for Film and Documentary Making, you can choose any topic that suits your interest and you will get full support from VIN!

 

HOW WOULD A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

07:00-08:00 Tea/Leisure Time
08:00-09:00 Breakfast/Brunch (Nepali meal – Daal-Bhaat)
09:00-10:00 Preparation for sessions
10:00-13:00 Video/Film Shoot
13:00-14:00 Lunch (Packed lunch)
15:00-17:00 Work on video/film
17:00-20:00 Preparation for next day/Leisure time
20:00-21:00 Dinner (Nepali meal – Daal-Bhaat)

 

WHO CAN APPLY?
Anyone with knowledge and experience in filming and documentary making would be ideal for this volunteering/intern position. You will need the technical skills. If you have experience in making high quality documentaries, it will be very helpful during your placement. You will be required to bring your own photographic equipment (cameras, lights, recording devices etc.)

 

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

Program Journalism
Project Volunteer for Film and Documentary Making
Start Dates 1st and 15th  of each month
Language Requirements English (Basic Nepali is provided)
Food and Accommodation Nepali standard at host family
Key Activities Making documentaries, films or informational/educative videos
Beneficiaries Community people, women and children
Working Hours 4 to 6 hours a day / 5 to 6 days a week
Required Skills Passion to sharing culture, Positive attitude, Excellent communication skills

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