'Journey to Kathmandu' follows the once-in-a-lifetime trek that goats make from their farmland lives in Tibet to their sacrificial deaths in Kathmandu, at the height of the all-important Nepalese Dashain Festival.
Often when filming in developing countries, you have the (mis)fortune of taking local forms of transport. In this clip, I share what it's like to take bus transportation on the biggest holiday of the Nepalese year.
I cut this trailer shortly after returning from filming in Nepal and, if nothing else, is a great example of how often what you initially think a film will be about is not at all the story that you end up with. Especially in documentary filmmaking, the story evolves in ways never imagined.
On one of the days filming in the mountains, I slipped and nearly fell down the side of a rather steep hill. Ever dependable and ever aware porter, Pemba Tamang, gracefully pulled my butt (and camera!) to safety. In the process, he tore up his shoe, which I tried to replace.