December 18, 2004: Headlines: COS - Nepal: Movies: Jimi Sir: Jimi Sir - Movie about an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

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Jimi Sir - Movie about an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

Jimi Sir - Movie about an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

Jimi Sir - Movie about an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal

Jimi Sir an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal
A Claude von Roesgen Film

Take a journey to the rugged terrain that separates the barren Tibetan plateau and the plains of India. Live alongside Jimi, a Peace Corps volunteer in Melung, a days walk south of the trail from Kathmandu to Mt Everest base camp. Delve into the ways of the Tibetan Buddhist people living and farming side by side with the Hindu Sanskrit culture. Witness the Buddhist prayer wheels and flags alongside the Hindu puja rituals. Understand the challenges facing Nepal as its citizens struggle with overpopulation, deforestation, and drinking water quality. Celebrate the festival of Tihaar, a tribute to the animals. Watch Jimi as he strives to finish a water quality and educational development projects before the deadline of his completion of service.

Benefit from Jimi's two years of Peace Corps experience in Nepal as a high school math/science and English teacher by seeing Nepal through his eyes. Jimi speaks Nepali fluently and brings you into the culture. Come to understand what it means for a Westerner to spend two years in the Middle Ages where there are no roads, vehicles, electricity, plumbing, telephone or radio. Experience Jimi's unique perspective on our Western way of life.

A must see for anyone interested in visiting Nepal or has traveled there themselves. You'll feel like you're back in this enchanting land of mountain peaks that reach as high as the highest thunderheads. With rivers that churn their way furiously through narrow valleys flanked by rice paddies rising thousands of feet above the river bed. If you're a returned Peace Corps volunteer, interested in becoming a Peace Corps volunteer, or know anyone who did Peace Corps service you'll definitely want to watch JimiSir.

"I think Jimi Sir is the best movie about being a Peace Corps Volunteer I have seen."

Doane Perry
President Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Co-founder and leader of Friends of Uganda
Former board member and vice chairman of the board of the National Peace Corps Association

"Jimi Sir is the kind of film that can stimulate a thought provoking discussion in any classes that deal with intercultural communications and global awareness. I felt that I was traveling right along with Jimi as he experienced all the challenges of engaging a vastly different culture, while also encountering the common themes of almost all human interactions around the world. A powerful film about a humble undertaking, I find myself still thinking about it days after seeing it."

Charles Hadlock
Trustee Professor
Bentley College

"I was so touched by the movie, that today, I have sent a copy to Needham's, Pollard Middle School social studies department head. Coupled with a letter, I have asked him to view the movie and consider making it available for the entire school's benefit. What individual young or old, would not benefit by Jimi's unique experience? At the middle school level, it's hardly a reality that people exist in our world this way."

Gail Nannini
Former Board Member Needham Educational Foundation
Needham, Massachusetts

"Certainly you have captured Jimi's wonderful spirit and the closeness of your friendship with one another and with the folks in Melung. I'm sure they have not forgotten Jimi nor the intrepid videographer ... and you have not forgotten them."

Dee Clarke Welles
Concord, Massachusetts

"Wonderful; well-structured and organized; moving and humorous; a tribute to your friend, the Peace Corp, and the people of Nepal."

Suzanne Schyrokyj
Newton, Massachusetts

When this story was posted in December 2004, this was on the front page of PCOL:

Changing of the Guard Date: December 15 2004 No: 330 Changing of the Guard
With Lloyd Pierson's departure, Marie Wheat has been named acting Chief of Staff and Chief of Operations responsible for the day-to-day management of the Peace Corps. Although Wheat is not an RPCV and has limited overseas experience, in her two years at the agency she has come to be respected as someone with good political skills who listens and delegates authority and we wish her the best in her new position.

December 18, 2004: This Week's Top Stories Date: December 18 2004 No: 334 December 18, 2004: This Week's Top Stories
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Maoist insurgents in Nepal release Swiss aid worker 17 Dec
RPCV Alison Williams exhibits portraits of Malian people 16 Dec
Former Brazil Medical Director convicted of drug charges 16 Dec
RPCV Joseph Opala researched slave trade in RI 15 Dec
Vasquez sees resurgent interest in PC 14 Dec
Senator who wanted duel with RPCV joins Fox 14 Dec
NPCA planning National Day of Action for PC funding 13 Dec
RPCV "Harry" Chandler votes in Electoral College 13 Dec
Critic says Moyers delivered neo-Marxist propaganda 13 Dec
Micronesia RPCV Walter Cavanagh has 1,496 credit cards 13 Dec
PC "Survivor" Julie Berry headed for California 11 Dec
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