GlobalGiving — the world’s first and largest crowdfunding community for nonprofits — has announced that Concern Worldwide’s “Nepal – Responding and Beyond” is the winner of their 2016 video contest. It was selected from among 60 films submitted by GlobalGiving partners by a panel of judges at Backpacker Films, award-winning producer of films, television programs, commercials, documentaries, shot all over the world.
The judges said: “Nepal — Responding and Beyond conveys to the audience why it’s necessary to be aware of devastating events across the globe and whom it affects most. Moreover, we see why it’s necessary to contribute time and funds to help alleviate the challenges of those caught in the middle of disasters like the Earthquake in Nepal. Congrats to Concern Worldwide for creating an excellent film.”
“This is a great honor, but the real credit goes to the men and women of Nepal who were the first responders and are powering the rebuilding and recovery of their own communities.” — Filmmaker Kieran McConville
The film was produced by Kieran McConville and Crystal Wells, members of Concern Worldwide’s communications team who landed in Nepal 48 hours after the April 25, 2015, 7.8 magnitude earthquake and spent nearly a month capturing stories of the its impact and Concern’s response. The piece opens with footage and first-hand accounts from them in the immediate aftermath of a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12, 2015.
Upon learning of the award, Kieran McConville said, “This is a great honor, but the real credit goes to the men and women of Nepal who were the first responders and are powering the rebuilding and recovery of their own communities. Great credit also goes to the members of Concern’s emergency response team who worked around the clock to ensure aid was delivered to some of the hardest to reach areas.”
Since 2002, GlobalGiving has raised $212,688,313 from 517,363 donors who have supported 14,244 projects. Concern Worldwide is grateful for GlobalGiving’s ongoing support of our work, including our Nepal earthquake response.