Kathmandu Films worked with Threesixzero Production Pte Ltd., Singapore for the research of a sensitive topic ‘Child Labour’. We filmed this documentary in Janakpur, which is one of the underdeveloped cities in Nepal. The major aim was to show the world how the laws are violated and a large number of children are taken into hard labor at hotels, vehicles and so on. During the shoot, we faced extensive amount of problems that challenged our team on an everyday basis. As for the Brick Factory owners, they had a clear knowledge regarding how they had been violating Child Labor Laws. This resulted in a lot of arguments and issues for the permit to film at factory based locations. In certain situations, Brick factory owners were aggressive and even started tackling our team but it was our job to run the filming smoothly, so we did what was necessary.
Apart from the general resistance, most of the team members had fallen sick during the shoot because of hygienic issues in Janakpur. In spite of falling sick, the crew continued to film and achieve the targeted goals, necessary for the greater good. Perhaps one of the most challenging shoots we had too, but our team came through and made sure that the intended message through our films delivered. For this shoot, we handled and provided all equipment, filming expertise and a complete filming solution for our clients. It also included accommodation and transportation in order to initiate this filming target and it went very well.