Pascal Depuhl films his first documentary in Afghanistan.

It that started out as a still small voice whispering in photographer Pascal Depuhl’s ear. He traveled to Afghanistan in the winter of 2012 to produce what started out as a personal project, but has taken on a life of it’s own. It has won numerous awards and footage filmed in Afghanistan has aired on National Geographic, the BBC and PBS.

The short film tells the story of Pactec, a non profit, humanitarian organization. The men and women, who serve in Central Asia, provide air transportation and satellite communication in Afghanistan. The film tells the story of a little boy that will die, unless he can get airlifted to get the proper treatment.
Pactec also places a great emphasis in training Afghans computer and communication as well as aviation skills. Pactec provides flight service to over 200 NGOs.

Meet Pascal Depuhl, the creator of “On Wings of Hope” on his blog …catching the light!

Footage filmed for On Wings of Hope has been used by:

Awards continousely being won by “On Wings of Hope”

“On Wings of Hope” premiered in a private showing in a 20,000 sqft airplane hangar, was named “Best of ASMP” in 2013, screened at the Palm Beach International Film festival in 2014, won Gold at the MarCom Awards in 2014 and won the Award of Excellence for it’s cinematography in 2015. Pascal gave a TEDx talk, which is based on the experience he made in making this video.

On Wings of Hope premieres at private screening
Videographer Awards clipboard 270

“On Wings of Hope” continues to be a topic of discussion.

In May of 2014 Pascal gave a TEDx talk titled “The Art of changing minds” that shows how this 15 minute film, changed the perceptions of 100 students at a local college.


Pascal's Word Camp speaker card with his talk and contact info

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