Screening throughout at the festival in the WAMMFest VR Screening Room!
Aftershock: Nepal’s untold water story is the charity WaterAid’s first virtual reality film. It follows plumber Krishna Sunuwar, 58, as he works with his neighbours to repair the village’s water system after the 2015 devastating earthquakes.
Nearly half of all water supplies were destroyed across earthquake-affected areas, leaving thousands of people without enough clean water and vulnerable to disease.
Shot in the hilltops of Kharelthok, home to 3,900 people, the film brings viewers closer to WaterAid’s work than ever before and demonstrates – in 360 detail – the water challenge after the earthquakes. The project is supported by the HSBC Water Programme.
Catherine Feltham is a film producer and director working in the production unit at WaterAid. She pitches ideas for, produces and directs a range of films and projects for a variety of audiences and purposes. Notable films she has directed include short documentary ‘Across the Tracks,’ (wateraid.org/acrossthetracks) highlighting the importance of sanitation in relation to women’s safety, and interactive film ‘Parallel lives’ (https://interlude.fm/v/VlWPDA) looking at life as a midwife without access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. She loves to use film as a creative tool for inspiring and motivating people to act. Her latest project is WaterAid’s first virtual reality film – Aftershock.