Within the Four Walls

A scholarship and documentary promoting a movement in Nepal to empower women and grant freedom through education.
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Wolf Price
Education
Palo Alto, California
United States
3 Team Members

 

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Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation                   ( INCFworld.org )

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Thank You,

Wolf

 

“Within the Four Walls” is a social documentary that focuses on young women at risk of arranged marriage in Nepal. The film will empower women through higher education by giving them a chance to go to university. It will also bring awareness of the challenges that they are faced with to those who can influence change.

Traditional Nepali customs and beliefs of the older generations favor men’s education over women’s. The literacy rate of women is half that of men’s, leaving young women struggling for their rights in a male dominant society. Without financial support, women are unable to choose education over marriage and are encouraged to live a life that serves the husband and children’s needs. In order for women to be equal in this society they must be educated.

This scholarship and film will create a movement by empowering women of Nepal at a critical stage in the country’s development. With funding from the U.S, women will have a better chance to fulfill their dreams of new opportunities. The scholarships that will be available for high school graduates will eliminate the risk of arranged marriage and pregnancy. Technology will be made available from mobile learning courses, and education will be a way of life, rather than a lucky opportunity.

Inspiration:

In these small Nepalese communities, there are many young women who are the first generation to be educated. Their mothers who gave birth as teenagers have no education and almost no freedom when it comes to leaving the four walls of their house hold. Many women who cannot access education, generally end up being traded for money and forced into marriage at a young age, resulting in a life with less freedom. Young women in Nepal are aware of the freedom that education brings and they have passion to be free and modern, with dreams to change the world. These young women prize their education but they are deprived from their rights as soon as they become married. Families in Nepal do not wish to hold their daughters back and they are happy to have educated women in the family, however many of these families are poor and beleive it is more valuable to educate the boys while the women stay home and work. All people in Nepal want to cahnge towards a brighter future and most people know that education is the key. If given the chance, any Nepali family will gladly give their daughters the chance to make history.
 
 
How does it work?

We will carefully select the most responsible and unmarried girls from each village. We then supply them with a computer, a computer course, and a college scholarship. Once a women is educated in her community, she will then have the ablilties to share her knowledge, passing on new world skills to other villagers.

Project Description:

Created in 2006, Wanderwolf Media (WM) is a collective of artistic philanthropists who believe in the advancement of culture through technology. In 2011 WM foundation received a 501c3 sponsorship through Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation (INCFworld.org).

Over the past seven years, WM has been in contact with the rural women and tribes in Southern Nepal and has been documenting the lives of women in the regions of Manahari, Nagarkot, Inura, and Sunsari.
 
Wander Wolf Media (WM) has created a "Connected Documentary", to bridge the gaps between an ancient and modern world through the application of multimedia, art, and technology.

WM will increase international awareness by documenting people and places around the world, focusing on the diverse traditions that are rapidly disappearing in these coming age of technology.
 
Budget:
 
10 computers distributed in 3 regions (Inurwa, Chanpung, Nagarkot)
($400 - computer with internet subscription for one year)
$2k - 20 admissions for 3-month computer class
$4k - Total cost for 10 computers with one year internet subscriptions
Estimated population of each village is 150 - 300 people. With several computers in each region, knowledge of how to operate will spread rapidly. Initially, we will assign 20 girls to be enrolled in computer classes and they will manage the use of community computers.
 
9 College Enrollment Scholarships
($2k - Student enrollment for first year of 2-year associate degree program)
$18k - Total cost for target 9 scholarships, will vary based on funders
Each enrollment includes school supplies and accommodations.
 
3 Round trip plane tickets
$6k - Three plane tickets roundtrip
Director and crew will travel to Nepal to distribute computers and select young women for enrollment. In this time, we will be teaching young women how to share their knowledge with their communities.
 
$30k - Total Budget
 
 
Common Misconception

One laptop per child is needed.
 
False. One or two computers can be used by an entire village. This method is more efficient financially, but more importantly, it allows the people to learn from each other, maximizing the results of introducing technology.
 
 
Biography

Wolf Price – Filmmaker / Palo Alto, California

Raised by photographers in Silicon Valley, Wolf decided at the age of 16 that he would explore the world. His goal was to walk a unique path while seeking influence from elders and other teachers. At that young age, he was awarded the prestigious California Arts Scholar of 2003 award for video, which garnered him a full scholarship to California State Summer School for the Arts.

Wolf recently crowd-sourced enough funds to shoot for ten weeks in the Nepalese countryside. Featuring Nepali women and their on-going struggle for education and exposure to technology, the footage is both tragic and breathtakingly beautiful.

Wolf Price has spent the last 8 years developing educational media and volunteering for social organizations. Through a broad range of progressive multimedia, as well as living a lifestyle that leads by example, he hopes to inspire people to dream big.

For the film, Wolf travelled to Nepal 7 times in the last 7 years. During that time he documented the evolving status of Nepali women. The aim of the film, says Price, “Is to shed light into a variety of subjects. Primarily the realities of women’s struggles in Nepal which are very complex, sometimes progressive but often horrific. I would like the film to connect the viewer with these people and show their lifestyles and exceptional spirit.” He also “would like to demonstrate what can be done by one person about these types of problems”. The project began with a $500 donation, which enabled Price “to host a gathering for all 60 wives from a small village near Kathmandu.”

 
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    eBook by Girls in Nepal

    You get a collection of writings from Nepali girls. This is a personal way to know about the daily life of the women involved in the film.

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    Everything above + Send a Nepali girl to computer school for three months. She will be able to learn technology skills which will help her for the rest of her life.

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    Impact the lives of 2 girls through a computer school scholarship + an HD download of the film and a Limited Edition American Apparel "Within The Four Walls" t-shirt.

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    Sending a computer to Nepal will give an entire village the ability to access the internet for research and education. This will impact each individual and the skills of technology will be spread through the community. The HD Download, eBook and T-shirt will be included.

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    College for 1 Girl

    Everything Above + Sending one girl to college will protect her from pregnancy and arranged marriage. This will also give her the grounds to become an empowered woman with the ability to change the lives of other women, impacting the history of Nepal.

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    Major Sponsor Package

    We will be able to provide two computers, two computer courses (taught in English), and 2 scholarships for one year. Your name will be credited into the film with the honorable satisfaction of knowing that your help was essential to the women's rights movement in Nepal. The HD Download, eBook and T-shirt will be included along with contact information so you can keep in touch with the girls you sponsor.

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    With $10k we will be able to provide four computers, four computer courses (taught in English), and 4 scholarships for one year. You will be credited as a producer of the film, with the benefit of knowing that your contribution brings us closer to generating a powerful community of educated women in Nepal. The HD Download, eBook and T-shirt will be included along with contact information so you can keep in touch with the girls you sponsor.

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