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Gumar Films

02 February, 2020 – 02 February, 2020

SAMSON FILM PRODUCTION extends its gratitude to all of you for your invaluable contributions and assistance. Your dedication and hard work are genuinely appreciated.

Project Overview

Alaraby TV

(Dr. Sanduk Ruit 2020)

Dr. Sanduk Ruit, an ophthalmologist who has operated on 13,000 patients so far has not only adopted innovative surgical techniques for cataract but has dedicated his life to making sure that these methods reach Nepal’s most remote villages. He is the executive director of the nonprofit Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology in the city of Kathmandu. His mission to restore sight to Nepal’s blind comes from his deep-rooted interest in improving healthcare inadequacies that cloud the country.

The international news agency, Flair Media’s interest in a short success story of the Nepali “God of sight” was primarily because of him completing 120 thousand cataract surgeries this year. Their inability to travel during the pandemic led them to contact Samson film production, a renowned film production company in Nepal that indulges in documentary line production by attempting to convey stories that matter through the lens of pure observation. Samson film production then contacted Himalayan fixer for a local collaboration due to our experience in managing projects that come through numerous news channels and media houses based in Nepal and elsewhere. This project was elevated because of Samson film production’s visual narrative expertise and Himalayan fixer’s profile accessibility prowess.

Team Members

    Producer/ Director
    DOP/ Cinematographer

Works Carried Out

  • Videography

  • Photography
  • Research and Planning
  • Production Design
  • Footage Management

partners & authorities

ALARABY (Dr. Sanduk Ruit 2020)


ALARABY (Dr. Sanduk Ruit 2020) ALARABY (Dr. Sanduk Ruit 2020)
Our Approach

Since lockdown and the pandemic as a whole had not just interrupted but stopped the treatment of eye patients altogether

Prioritizing COVID19 safety guidelines was a must as the filming was supposed to take place at a hospital. Dr. Ruit requested us to get tested prior to filming. He instructed us to get the tests done five days before filming inside the operation theatre. Since lockdown and the pandemic as a whole had not just interrupted but stopped the treatment of eye patients altogether, the hospital was now packed with a large number of patients from all over the country post-lockdown. It was challenging to work through the crowd whilst not losing sight of the safety measures.

The timing was of the essence as Dr. Ruit had to follow a strict routine to be able to operate. Travel time was a major concern as traffic delays happen to be one of the downsides of the city.

Tilganga Institue of Opthalmology: In the early years, working with The Fred Hollows Foundation (FHF), Australia, TIO played a key role to help refine and adopt a practical, safe, and affordable technique of intraocular lens implant for cataract surgery in developing countries. Another key achievement in the early days was the establishment of the country’s first eye bank, in conjunction with Tissue Banks International in Baltimore, USA, and Lions International.

Project Objectives

  • Permits

    Civil Aviation Authority,
    Nepal Army,
    Local Level Govt.
    Applying for drone permit in Nepal for aerial filming can be oftentimes confusing. Himalayan Fixer works with the best drone operators and having updated knowledge in the UAV law helps foreign filmmakers to smoothly run the project. Fixer can register the drone permits in less time, saving time and effort or risk while bringing drones
  • Logistics & Custom

    Himalayan Dreams Travel,
    Himalayan Helicopters,
    Hotel Yak & Yeti
    With access to best Travel Agencies in Nepal, Himalayan Fixer holds access to luxurious transportation with film experienced drivers and pilots. Whether it be up in the mountains or down plains, the fixer will manage vans, buses, helicopters and flights to any desired destination.
  • Production Support,

    Three MM Films Pvt. Ltd
    Himalayan Fixer takes care of all the filming permit in Nepal from application to processing. Himalayan Fixer processes the documents through right channels and government agencies. The fixer helps you prepare the documents required for the permit application. Getting beyond red tape is what fixer specializes in while applying for filming permit in Nepal.
  • Fixers- Local Coordinators,

    Ashok Pahari
    With access to local fixers and journalists in every corner of Nepal, Himalayn Fixer has access to the network throughout. For location scouting to local logistics and research, Himalayan Fixer can appoint locally. Fixers specializing in Documentary, Short Films, Investigation, news, etc. are easily accessible through us.
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