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Butterfly Wings

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Eva is just one person. One person amongst billions, one person who felt called to make a difference and is now changing the world for the children of Nepal. However, Eva is no different from you and I. 

After a fateful encounter in Sweden with Pema Dorjee, a Tibetan Lama who works for the Dalai Lama in the exile, Eva learned of the plight on the streets of Kathmandu and the rural areas of Nepal, where thousands of children are left homeless, neglected or snatched by human traffickers taking advantage of a developing world and natural disasters. She could not remain indifferent. 

For the last nine years, Eva has provided a home and education for girls from pre-school age to teenagers, some of whom are already training to be doctors, nurses and midwives and who now want give back to their communities. She has re-settled many children back with their families or other relatives and provided sponsorship for education and health costs. She’s provided rural areas with livestock and water supplies, and helped re-build a school that was destroyed by the earthquakes of 2015. All in all Eva has touched and changed the futures of hundreds of children.

But there are still thousands of children living on the streets of Nepal and some say even thousands more girls are sold into prostitution. It seems like a fruitless battle but Eva shows that one person can make an enormous difference for the individual lives and future of these children and their children. She embodies a legacy that will ripple through time. Through her amazing compassion and selfless action, Eva teaches us that in order to create extraordinary change and make the world a better place, the only requirement is to have a truly open heart and enough courage to follow it.

Eva's story deserves to be told. 


We will be filming in Nepal in October 2017 and are asking for your help. By donating whatever you can to this project you are helping us tell Eva's story.  The money will go towards equipment costs, travel costs and production logistics and anything leftover will go directly to Eva’s charity projects.

Most importantly, with your donation you will help us raise the profile of her work and expand her reach. There are still so many children who need help!

Our crowd funding campaign will go live on the 4th of September 2017 and will run throughout the entire length of the production, so it's never to late to get involved. If you feel called to be part of this project and in order to keep up to date with our news and be reminded when the GoFundMe campaign is launched, you can join our mail list by filling in the form below or like us and follow us on Facebook



We are eternally grateful for any and all contributions. 

Rory and Veronica

ODYSSEY FILMS LTD
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Dear friends,

We have been back from Nepal a few weeks now and we thought of giving you an update on the progress of our documentary, Butterfly Wings.

For three weeks we filmed the two childrens' homes in Kathmandu, visited medical students, trekked to the school in the Himalayan village of Rathankot, travelled to Magi Ghaun and filmed their fresh water project, sang with the women in their co-op, danced with the small children in Manjushree, celebrated Tihar (Diwali) with the girls at the Gokarna home, joined the mantra chanters around the Buddha stupa and, most importantly, we listened to the stories of dozens of people. Some stories brought tears to our eyes. Stories of love, sorrow, resilience, compassion, activism, hope...

As you know, our story started with Eva Holmberg-Tedert and her decision to help the street children in Nepal, but very quickly we saw that Eva's inspiring story could not be told without other people's stories. Intertwined, entangled, everyone contributing to a beautiful mesh, to this big heart that is keeping alive the dream that Nepal can be a better place for their children and their children's children.

It was such a joy to witness and film the every day lives of so many people in Nepal who have been touched by the Gayatri Fund and The Society for Street Children of Nepal projects. It was a real treat to see Eva in action. True compassion in action! Her selflessness and courage are certainly moving mountains and planting seeds that will keep on growing for generations. We feel so honoured and privileged to have been there and we are working hard on the editing now so we can bring this story to all of you and to the world.

We are now deep into the editing process, which is lengthy, laborious and costly. We are working using all our free time and our own resources and that makes the process slower. For that reason, we'll keep the gofundme campaign open. Every little contribution will help to forward the documentary towards its final completion and eventual distribution.

If you feel called to keep supporting Butterfly Wings, please help us spread the word. This is an amazing story of hope and compassion and, in a world where we are constantly bombarded with news of war, hatred and greed, it certainly needs to be told.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. We could not have done it without the help of so many people who believed in the project. Thank you.

With so much love and gratitude,

Rory and Veronica
Odyssey Films
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