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MENDHAM, NJ: A documentary featuring Maggie Doyne, Co-Founder and CEO of BlinkNow Foundation, and stories of the organization’s history working with children in western Nepal, will premiere for the first time at Mountainfilm festival in May, in Telluride, Colorado.

The film follows Doyne’s journey from a childhood in New Jersey to a high school gap year and world travels, which led her to volunteer in India alongside BlinkNow Co-Founder Tope Malla, and to visit Nepal.

Doyne’s life was changed by meeting the children of Surkhet, Nepal, and she began to pursue a compassionate vision to ensure that every child is safe, educated, and loved. As they cultivated relationships and listened to the needs of the people in this region, Doyne and Malla collaborated with the community to establish a children’s home for those without families, a school for children who cannot afford education, a women’s empowerment center, and a host of other programs that together create a model for comprehensive and sustainable community development.

Doyne was named the CNN Hero of the Year in 2015, has been featured in Forbes and the New York Times, and, together with a team of caregivers and teachers, has helped to raise more than 80 children and educate more than 600 students.

According to Doyne, “For the past 8 years, Jeremy has worked to capture the story of our family through his lens. I’m so grateful and honored that this documentary will make its way into the world and hopefully inspire healing and love for our human family, our children, and our planet.”

Director Jeremy Power Regimbal holds a very close personal connection to the subjects of the documentary – he and Doyne eventually married. “I found myself on an intensely emotional journey, one that transcended the boundaries of filmmaking, and intertwined with my personal life in unexpected ways. Falling in love with Maggie and becoming part of the big, beautiful Kopila family added layers of depth and emotion to the already-profound experience of crafting this film.”

Regimbal also discusses the responsibility of documenting his new family. “With this newfound love and connection to the Kopila family, that weight intensified, bringing with it a heightened sense of responsibility to honor their story authentically and truthfully. I am immensely proud of the final piece, and my deepest hope is that it resonates with audiences, touching their hearts and inspiring them to find hope and light, even in the most challenging of circumstances.”

Mountainfilm describes the documentary as “a beautiful and poignant tale that delves into the resilience of the human spirit and the profound impact of love.”

The documentary promises to captivate audiences with its inspiring narrative and heartfelt exploration of love, resilience, and the human spirit. Through Doyne’s remarkable journey from New Jersey to Nepal, viewers will witness the transformative power of compassion and the profound impact one person can have on the lives of many.