Nepal dispatches: Faces
By Jayme Poisson
I have been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of this beautiful country over the past six weeks of traveling through Nepal, with one eye behind the camera lens.
I hope you enjoy these faces of Nepal as much as I do.
Rampiyari Dahal, 29, is one of
the main characters in a documentary in am shooting in Nepal. She has had 'fallen womb'
for the past eight years and recently had a hysterectomy at a
government sponsored health camp in Dolakha. I asked her why she smiles
all the time. She replied, quite earnestly, “because I am happy.”
This little boy
from Dolakha loved the
Dr. Binod Dangal, director at the Gaurishankar
Hospital in Dolakha, examines an x-ray of a young boy who
broke his arm.
A woman at a health camp for women in Timal, near Ghorka.
While en route from Kathmandu to Dolakha we stopped on the side of the road
to chat with locals. This women had a quiet beauty about her.
In rural Nepal, back-breaking labour is part of
daily life for everyone.
Infant playing outside the Gaurishankar General Hospital.
Girl playing in a rusting ambulance outside the Gaurishankar General Hospital.
Boy playing with a toy gun in a
village in Nepal’s Terai region,
near the border of India.
On the roadside on the
outskirts of Kathmandu.
The baby looked like a little Buddha - a true old soul.
This girl had more spunk in her baby finger
than most people have in
their whole body.
Teenage girl at the health camp in Timal was a little shy at first.
Three-year-old in Timal.
driven us to many places in Nepal. I
always ask him if he is all right or "thik cha" as they say in Nepali
and he always replies, "I am happy wherever I go."
Chandra has driven us to many places in Nepal. I always ask him if he is all right or "thik cha" as they say in Nepali and he always replies, "I am happy wherever I go."
Jayme Poisson is a Master of Journalism student at Carleton University. She will be trekking through Nepal during May while making a documentary about delivering maternal health services to remote and conflict-affected areas. In mid-June she will join the Star's summer intern program. She will be blogging regularly while in Nepal.