Nepal: Joining China's "One Belt, One Road"

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Borderland: The Road to Rasuwagadhi

Borderland: The Road to Rasuwagadhi

(Click the image to watch the complete video) This short documentary video explores the treacherous yet booming road to the Nepal-China border in Rasuwa district, where a number of large infrastructure projects are being built with China’s involvement, after Nepal formally signed on to the country’s ambitious “One Belt, One Road” initiative in May 2017.  

Paradise Transforming: Langtang National Park & OBOR

Paradise Transforming: Langtang National Park & OBOR

(Click the image to watch the complete video) A 22-minute short documentary film, that follows the Nepal 2017 Reporting Team’s eight-day trek through Langtang National Park. The film explores how China’s opening of the nearby Rasuwagadhi-Jilong border and building of large infrastructure projects immediately adjacent to the park are likely to influence the lives of people […]

Slideshow-Nepal 2017

Slideshow-Nepal 2017

  (Click the image to watch the complete slideshow) A collection of images taken by the Nepal 2017 Reporting Team. Includes Kathmandu’s Kumari festival, the journey to the Rasuwagadhi-Jilong border, and the team’s journey through Langtang National Park, to report on imminent changes coming to the area due to China’s Belt and Road projects underway […]

Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered — or To Let It Be?

Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered — or To Let It Be?

It was the sixth day of trekking – I had been walking in the Langtang mountains, seemingly in the middle of nowhere for six hours, tired and hungry. Narrow, muddy paths meandered across the endless mountains and mist; the valley was so quiet as if nobody had ever been here. I had no idea what […]

Borderland: The Road to Rasuwagadhi

Borderland: The Road to Rasuwagadhi

It’s 8:30 in the morning, the start of a new day; however, for the truck drivers who have been already queuing up in Timure, a town in Rasuwa district Nepal, near the border of China, it could be another long day of waiting. More and more truckers are coming to Rasuwagadhi–the border between Nepal and […]

Nepal Joins China’s “One Belt, One Road”

Nepal Joins China’s “One Belt, One Road”

(Nepal 2017 team member Lynn Li photographs the sacred lake Gosaikunda in Langtang National Park. ) The Nepal 2017 team, including six J-School students and professor John Noonan undertook a 15-day reporting trip, to explore the effects of Nepal joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative in May. Before the trip in August, two students on […]

Video: Lighting Up the Mountains: Micro-Hydro

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   Lighting Up the Mountains: This short documentary piece explores how micro-hydro power plants are transforming mountainous, rural areas of Nepal in the renowned Annapurna region. The Nepal 2016 team also discusses micro-hydro with one of the country’s top thinkers, Anil Chitrakar, recognized as one of the 100 “Global Leaders of Tomorrow,”who sees the potential […]

Slideshow: Nepal 2016 — One Year After the Earthquake

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   Nepal 2016 — One Year After the Earthquake slideshow. A photographic journey through the strength, sorrow, joy, whimsy, and resilience of the people and places encountered one year after the devastating 2015 earthquake, from which the country continues to recover. If you want to get a higher quality video, please click on this link: https://v.qq.com/x/page/l0364rt6bgh.html or https://youtu.be/gRPEZcK2HRY

Video: Nepal 2016: One Year After the Earthquake

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  One Year After the Earthquake. The 2016 J-School Nepal team returned to many of the same sites and even some of the same people interviewed in 2015; one year on, the Kathmandu Valley and many other places are still rebuilding and recovering from the quake. The team interviewed a wide range of people for the piece, from […]

Video:Porters: The Backbone of Nepali Trekking

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Porters: The Backbone of Nepali Trekking. This short documentary film explores the hidden lives of men and women seen everywhere in the mountains of Nepal: Porters, those men and women who carry the luggage and loads that make Nepal’s trekking industry possible for travelers from all over the world. If you want to get a higher […]

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