In 2015, Nepal was struck by a devastating series of earthquakes that left around 9,000 people dead and three million homeless. About 50,000 classrooms were either destroyed or damaged, putting the aspirations of a generation of children at serious risk.
Within a month of the earthquake, the CEO of Australian charity the Logged On Foundation, went to Nepal to help seven schools affected by the disaster. The film documents the impact the disaster had on rural communities, and the struggles they now face to provide a quality education for their children.
It portrays a country that was faced with not only the challenge of rebuilding after a disaster, but the political strife that followed the introduction of Nepal’s first Constitution and plunged the country into deeper economic turmoil, delaying efforts to rebuild.
Earth-Q is a journey through the beauty of the Himalayan region of Nepal, a celebration of the welcoming nature and selflessness of its people, and a witness to the heart-wrenching appeals of teachers and parents for help to get their children out of tents and tin shelters into proper classrooms (read the full story).
Specs: 41 minutes (24p 1080 16:9)