At dZi Foundation, all our Staff and Board of Directors' attention continues to be focused on the unfolding news in Nepal. The inevitability of an earthquake of this magnitude, and the resulting destruction, is something we have talked about for a long time; sadly, we have felt confident that it was not a matter of "if" but "when." We have gone to great lengths over the years to prepare our Nepal-based staff for such an event, including packing comprehensive emergency kits with basic medical supplies, water, etc., for each. Regardless, there is no real way to emotionally prepare for such an event and our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to our staff and to everyone who has been affected by this event in any way. Read More
Telluride, Colorado (April 22, 2015) – Telluride Mountainfilm has a long tradition of bringing influential, inspirational and otherwise incredible individuals to present at its annual festival. With a speaker lineup that includes iconic snowboarder Jeremy Jones, acclaimed photographer Carsten Peter, accomplished author Dan Buettner and renowned Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, 2015 is no different.
It’s been said that Mountainfilm is much more than a film festival — it’s a community of creative, adventurous people who inspire us to make the world a better place. As an artist in residence t Read More
A Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and an amputee painter from Rwanda — these are among the dynamic and diverse lineup of artists who will be featured at the 2015 Telluride Mountainfilm festival. Mountainfilm will showcase these artists during its annual Gallery Walk, which will take place on Friday, May 22, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in venues and galleries around downtown Telluride. Gallery Walk has long been a part of the four-day event’s opening festivities. Read More
We were in the small eastern Nepal village of Nimchola, which is only accessible by foot, when an elder asked if dZi would help build a community center to bring the villagers closer together. Ben Ayers, the country director for dZi, translated the request to our group of English speakers and said, “This is somewhat awkward because it isn’t really what we do.” Read More