Jes Therkelsen (Nepal)


Therkelsen

Jes Therkelsen (Jagaran Media Center – JMC): Jes was born and raised in New Jersey. He has lived in Arizona, Maryland, Massachusetts, Germany and Greece – where he taught through the Hellenic-American Education Fellowship. Jes graduated from Amherst College in May 2002 with a degree in Geology. After returning to the states to work as a state geologist, he produced a photo documentary which caught the attention of Rider University. He was awarded a grant to author another film, “The Best Part of Everything.” After Jes completed the film he moved to Washington, DC to pursue an MFA in documentary filmmaking at American University's School of Communication. After his fellowship, Jes wrote: “There are many other things I’ve gained from this amazing experience. I’ve definitely become more of a global citizen as this was my first time living in Asia. I have forged lasting friendships and have made professional contacts that will help me in the future."



10 Aug

has taken a shape here

I leave Kathmandu in one week, but nostalgia has already set in. For three months,

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Posted Aug 10, 2008

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04 Aug

postcard to a friend

It’s difficult to write anything definitive about this country on a postcard. It’s beautiful, but

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Posted Aug 04, 2008

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31 Jul

one year later

I stand on the shores of the Seti River in Doti. A woman passes me

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Posted Jul 31, 2008

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26 Jul

two options

I’m in a pharmacy fifteen kilometers north of Nepalgunj in a dusty travelers’ town named

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Posted Jul 26, 2008

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24 Jul

the one people look to

It’s overcast and grey this morning, but so far no rain. Shiba, the manager of

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Posted Jul 24, 2008

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22 Jul

open and close

The burning ghats along the Bagmati River are no more than elevated stone tables. Today

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Posted Jul 22, 2008

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15 Jul

in any language

Bhola and Dipendra, two Dalit journalists who I’ve traveled 10 hours to visit, share mangoes

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Posted Jul 15, 2008

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13 Jul

a comfortable space

There aren’t any seats left on the bus to the Hetauda settlement, so Prakash and

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Posted Jul 13, 2008

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13 Jul

for the perspectives they offer

I’m in a microbus with windows that slide open and my head is out in

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Posted Jul 13, 2008

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10 Jul

to feel the day slip away

I sit on a plastic chair outside the Pokhara bus port and sip black tea.

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Posted Jul 10, 2008

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08 Jul

will remember years from now

There is one way down into the Dalit settlement. The sun bites the back of

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Posted Jul 08, 2008

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08 Jul

in either case, i’m conflicted

I’m looking out over Phewa Tal. A boy, maybe 14, asks if I’d like a

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Posted Jul 08, 2008

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29 Jun

water waits for me when i rise

This morning I woke to the sound of a man violently hacking up flem in

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Posted Jun 29, 2008

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27 Jun

considered the sustainer of life

Today I went down to the holy Bagmati River to take some photographs. I find

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Posted Jun 27, 2008

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19 May

my five tools

overstimulation: the overload of sensory perception. it’s exhausting, yet it’s what i love about being

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Posted May 19, 2008

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