A Picnic at the Source

This is a film of our day in Lele, from where much of the water in Patan flows from. It is a sacred site in a quiet village an hour outside of the city. One of the community medical advisors lives there and helped us arrange some traditional Newar food and we met with the local priests who told us more about the stories linked to the site. We played our game 'Nags and Makars' a board game based on snakes and ladders in which the mystical animals linked to water help us or hinder us depending on how we treat the water. Finally, Malashree did a beautiful reading of our story so that we could get some feedback from our guests (women from Patan's women's groups and research staff from Patan hospital).

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