There is Hope

The day after Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake, I walked around Kathmandu with my camera in hand and just happened to stumble upon this group of orphans singing.

I was  with a team on the second floor of a guesthouse in Kathmandu when Nepal’s massive earthquake struck. Having grown up in Alaska, this wasn’t my first earthquake, but this was a very different experience. The building violently shook during the quake as we prayed hard to make it through. Even after the shaking subsided, our guesthouse continued to sway and twist for several minutes, and we were thankful to be in a reasonably sturdy building. Many thousands of other people were not so fortunate. The day after the quake a small group of us walked around our area to see if there was any way we could help our neighbors. We stumbled upon this group of orphans and their caretakers who were frightened to stay in their building and were singing songs to keep spirits high. The house parents were okay with me filming, and that night I edited this video with a borrowed computer and uploaded it via the 3G on my phone. It was an experience I hope I will never forget.

Equipment used:

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 24-105 F4
  • Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro