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Karma Documentary: Some Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still taking donations?

Yes.

Donations are very much still welcome and needed.

What is the best way to donate?

PayPal has been the most efficient and easiest way people have found to contribute.

Contributions of ANY amount are gratefully accepted.

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If the link does not work for you, you can go to PayPal and send to l.mislinski@gmail.com – That same email can be used for any questions you might have.

For what has the money been used?

All money that has been received has been used for film related expenses and/or put directly into the hands of people in need in Nepal (depending on if it was pre or post-earthquakes).

Have you used any of your own money?

Yes, far more than we ever should have. Thus is the way of things when your heart goes sprinting ahead of you towards people in need. You end up playing perpetual catch up.

Why was the film on hiatus?

Even with the earthquakes (beginning in April of 2015, and continuing into May), we thought we could, both, help the Nepali people with immediate needs and finish the film. We soon found that was not the case. We had to choose. The immediate needs of those who had lost homes, businesses, and loved ones took precedent.

What is taking so long?

Funds and life being life are the easy answers. The more complex answers would be better served over a nice dinner with good wine. Preferably, somewhere we could show you footage you have not yet seen.

If you could go back to the beginning, what would you do differently?

We would have found someone else to come on board to handle the money aspect. Neither of us are motivated by money. We are both better suited for creating and for helping people, both of which are easier done with funding. There is a reason why it is called a necessary evil.

What do you look forward to most with this project?

The sharing of laughter. Even though there are many heavy aspects to the situation, when we have sat down and shown people footage, it is the moments on film that have induced laughter that have been the most rewarding.

 

 

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Many Nepalis Still Lack Shelter, Over a Year After the Earthquakes – How We Can Help Them Together

While we enjoy sharing happy stories about the beautiful sights, cultures, and people of Nepal, the reality is that many people in the country are still struggling to recover from last year’s devastating earthquake. Even today, many families lack basic shelter. And, it is the Monsoon season.

We were contacted by one of our Nepali friends, Sampurna Khanal, who is trying to raise money to provide basic shelter for 21 families. Each shelter will cost approximately $200. So far, he has raised $400, and asked for our help. All of the money donated (minus banking transfer fees) will be sent to help these 21 families.

Contributions of ANY amount are gratefully accepted.

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Thank you to the following people for your donations!
Saurav Lamicchane

Sampurna sent a thank you message to include in this post with some photos showing the destruction from the earthquakes:

Hello and Namaste from Nepal.

I think all of you out there know about the devastating earthquake that occured in nepal one year ago. Thousands of people lost their life and millions of people lost their shelter. Thousands of people still dont have a proper shelter and enough food to survive. So our team decided to collect donations to the help the victims. We have list of 21 family who really need help and donation for them and for their childrens education. 21 family consists of old ages people,orphan and jobless people who lost everything on earthquake. 6 months earlier also we donated rice and utensils to 54 family who really nedd some support. Due to lack of government help they really are living a worst life. So if You and I can go hand in hand then we could make a better life for them. Please help us as you can and please ask your friends,relative and others too. Penny counts a lot here. Thank you so much!

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Seattle – Beyond the Screen – Friday evening with the Karma Documentary

The filmmakers, Luke and Christen, behind the Karma Documentary are coming out from behind the screen to spend an evening with you. They will be talking about the filming process and their experiences in Nepal, sharing photography and behind-the-scenes footage, and getting to know you over some adult beverages.

Do not get lost on your couch spending another night in front of your screen when you can come be part of the process in person.

We look forward to seeing you. Come alone or invite people to join you. This is a welcoming and inclusive gathering.

Friday, November 20th, 2015
St. Andrews Bar & Grill (7pm-1am)
7406 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103

If you cannot join us, you can still help:

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You can also make donations to our GoFundMe fundraiser.

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Luke Mislinski Photography

3563 US Highway 26
Dubois, WY
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Hey Boulder, CO

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© Christen Babb

Join Luke on June 18th in Boulder, CO, for an evening of beverages, beautiful imagery, stories, and discussion around the filming of the Karma Documentary and how the earthquakes in Nepal have affected the lives of those we met, and the telling of their stories as we move forward.

Neptune Mountaineering – 8pm
633 S Broadway St Suite A, Boulder, Colorado 80305
(303) 499-8866
info@neptunemountaineering.com

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© Christen Babb
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Supporting the cause:

-You can donate through the GoFundMe campaign, as well as share the link and encourage others to donate:

http://www.gofundme.com/karmadocumentary

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-You can send a check to:

Luke Mislinski Photography
14821 SE 181st Street
Renton, WA 98058

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Busking for Karma – Luke sings Lorena

For this installment of #buskingforkarma, I decided to sing one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite performers, Bob Schneider. He is a long-time Austin artist, and I used to see him play with his old band, the Ugly Americans, every week at Antone’s while I was in school.

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Busking For Karma ~ No Rain ~ Performed by Gustavo

Gustavo was gracious enough to give us a second song for the Busking For Karma project, to help us raise funding for the Karma Documentary. How fantastic is he?

If you would like to donate, please send money to Luke Mislinski Photography via Paypal.

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/105287399″>Busking for Karma – Gustavo sings No Rain</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user6167394″>Luke Mislinski</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Busking for Karma – Driftless performed by Martin Dill

This next guest appearance on #buskingforkarma is a treat for all of us, but it will be especially fun for those of you from the midwest. Martin Dill, whom I (Luke) have known since I was a kid when he would come over to my house to hang out with my older brothers, asked if he could do a song. Those of you who know him, know that Martin has amazing vocal talent. As front man for Janitor Bob and the Armchair Cowboys, he put many smiles on faces over the years.

Thank you again for sending the video, Martin!

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For more information on the Karma Documentary and how you can help the people of Nepal recover from the recent earthquakes, visit our GoFundMe campaign and watch the video below.

#buskingforkarma – Hallelujah ~ Performed by Luke

It is my turn to add another song to the #buskingforkarma archive, so I thought I would play a song that everyone seems to know. The incomparable Leonard Cohen wrote it, but many others have also performed it over the years, including Jeff Buckley.

Here is my take on Hallelujah.

Please donate to help us complete the film. Thank you!

~Luke

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Busking for Karma ~ I Am Writing a Novel ~ Performed by Gustavo

Not only was Gustavo kind enough to contribute a couple songs to the Busking for Karma project, but he introduced me to this song, which I had never heard and now love. I Am Writing a Novel by Father John Misty.

Throw something in the virtual busking cup by donating here:

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Photo credit: Mallory Elise Neher
Photo credit: Mallory Elise Neher

Busking for Karma – Thank You for Being a Friend ~ Performed by Christen



Donate to the film. Any and all contributions make a difference.

 

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http://www.gofundme.com/karmadocumentary

 

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Luke Mislinski Photography

3563 US Highway 26
Dubois, WY
82513

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