Dadul, Thupstan, and Annie in the middle, are a part of Domkhar Drama and Design (3-D) Starting in 2009 3-D has been producing health education videos for HEALTH Inc, the HELP Fund and all our project partners in Ladakh.
Some of the 3-D members are school drop-outs, worried about how to earn a little cash income while also remaining farmers and local leaders in their remote Ladakhi villages. Some are teachers who want to use video in the classroom (Ladakhi children are natural storytellers but not natural readers). And some are mothers who excel at acting and would like to add a little cash and variety to their village lives.
In 2011, with the help of Joe and Emily from Seattle, and the Seattle Red Cross, Annie made her way to Ladakh. Joe and Emily worked with 3-D to film 5 of the top health emergencies in the region. A lot of catchup and some rather dramatically staged falls resulted in a training video for use by the Department of Health.
But let;s face it, Emergency First Aid is about much more than blocked airway, broken bones, bleeding, unconsciousness and CPR. So Dadul, Thupstan and Annie await another videography team to help them complete Emergency First Aid - Ladakhi style.