Charity mission sees Moray film-maker heading for Earthquake region

Anna McPherson – returning to Nepal on a charity mission

A MORAY FILM maker is set to embark on her second voluntary documentary trip to an area of Nepal that was one of the worst affected areas in the 2015 earthquake.

Anna McPherson from Hopeman-based Recite Films will be working for a second time with the Nepal Trust in a new role as a charity director.

The film maker will trek to the Sindhuwpalchowk region on the north-west outskirts of Kathmandu, which suffered terrible damage from the earthquake.

“Having visited the country before in 2011, it will be hard to see the devastation post-earthquake,” Anna said, adding: “I’m really excited to be returning and being able to contribute to raising awareness of the life changing work the charity is doing, it is an amazing opportunity.”

Anna will shoot a series of short films that document an update on the charity’s various earthquake relief missions including agriculture, rebuilding of schools and primary healthcare. She will set out on her journey during the Easter holidays from Moray College UHI, where she is a computing lecturer.

Anna said: “I relish the opportunity to travel overseas and experience the diversity in culture, so that I can share my experience with my students and enrich their learning.”

Nepal was severely hit by an earthquake on April 25 last year that had a magnitude of 7.8. The major focus of the Nepal Trust projects is on livelihood recovery and early recovery of social-economic infrastructures.

Anna is looking for sponsorship and encouraging local companies to get in touch that may have a corporate responsibility to fill this year. Any sponsorship would help assist with travel expenses. She can be contacted via email to

She will also be blogging throughout her trek via Recite Films’ social media streams.