This posting is a brief on the Eckova Pakistan flood related activities. We have been working in pretty much all areas in all four provinces since the beginning of the disaster, from Swat, Charsadda, Nowshera down to Dadu, Thatta, and every place in-between. The work has included documenting conditions on the ground as they evolve, interviews with affectees and some officials, living conditions, health issues, women, livelihood, water and food, and above all aid and distribution.
In addition to our own documentation of the disaster we have produced work for organizations such as International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF Canada), Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS), Shine Humanity USA, Islamic Relief USA, Secours Islamique, Peacebuilders (working with RDF), John Snow Inc. (JSI), and others. We are just in the process of completing an aerial survey of all four provinces in conjunction with the army as things move into the rehab phase.
Although our primary activity is documenting events and conditions on film we have been directly involved in relief and survey efforts as well. The teams have been filming in difficult terrain and reaching difficult locations by whatever means are available.
Here are some of the films produced:
We Will Rise Again – The official video for We Will Rise Again (Todd Shea, Atif Aslam, Lanny Cordolla), a tribute to the brave and courageous affectees of the floods that swept across Pakistan, who in the face of the most challenging circumstances know how to smile, help each other, through love and music.
Canada for Pakistan Flood – International Development and Relief Foundation working with relief efforts and fund raising for the Pakistan flood 2010. Film was shown at the gala fundraiser and on Omni TV telethon in October 2010
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