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Project Details


March 22, 2023



Project Description

University of Edinborough’s Centre For Pesticide Suicide Prevention (CPSP) provided Nepalaya Productions with the opportunity to work with a non-profit organization. 

Our role included coordinating sensitive locations such as hospitals and health clinics, we also filmed in farms, and pesticide vendors in the areas where the CPSP operates. Additionally, we collected b-roll footage to showcase the livelihoods of people living in five monumental areas of World Heritage Sites (Swayambhu, Pashupati, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Lalitpur Durbar Square), as well as in the traditional space of Kirtipur. Nepalaya Productions also handled the editing of these educational films which resulted in a short film “My name is Sita”.

Other filming locations included Dhulikhel, where we filmed local pesticide vendors. 

As the topic of pesticide suicide is sensitive, we made sure that only a few people stayed on-site during the filming process, and our cinematographer conducted translations as needed. Our team values learning new skills and tackling sensitive topics. We had the opportunity to meet with experts in various fields, such as members of law enforcement in Nepal, forensic lab doctors, psychologists, anthropologists, and many more, which helped us broaden our horizons.

Filming with the CPSP was a fresh experience for us, and appreciate the opportunity to work on such important projects that help save countless lives.


B-Roll for spraying Pesticide in Field
Preparing to interview Mayor of Dhulikhel
B-Roll in National Forensic Science Laboratory
Interview at TUTH
Morning shot