NAMASTE, A HIMALAYAN JOURNEY - award winning documentary
Dr Kate Yarrow goes on a life-changing two-year adventure, following some of the incredible journeys patients have to endure to reach healthcare in remote areas of Nepal. Kate uncovers the additional challenges facing doctors and patients after the devastating earthquakes in 2015, and reveals the extraordinary personal journeys of the people she meets along the way. Six months after the earthquake, Kate returns to Nepal to see the devastation and how this has affected access to healthcare for people living in the most remote areas. Kate follows the treacherous 12-hour journey of a pregnant woman in need of urgent hospital treatment - it’s not uncommon for patients to walk for up to 9 days to reach basic healthcare. The pregnant lady is carried in a plastic chair tied to her husband’s back as he walks over the Himalayas to reach a basic hospital in Manma village. The earthquake has made these journeys even more treacherous – confrontations with landslides on the roads are an everyday occurrence. Kate visits a displacement camp in Kathmandu for those left homeless after the earthquake, and is moved to tears by what she sees in a village high up in the Himalayas.
  • Winner: Hollywood International Independent Feature Documentary Award of Excellence 2016
  • Winner: Sir Edmund Hillary Award 2017 mountain/environmental category Mountain Film Festival, USA.