Environmental Anthropologist & Visual Anthropologist / Independent Filmmaker
Fidel Devkota was born in Gorkha and raised in Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. He studied Science and Business in Nepal and Singapore for few years before joining Film School in 2003. Apart from filmmaking he also took part in numerous national/international theater seminars and workshops. He directed and acted in various dramas, street theatres, improvisational and conceptual pieces. He is also credited for the first independent film movement in Nepal. He moved to Germany for further education after graduating in Film Studies. His films have been screened in various national and international film festivals. After completing his Masters in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitaet Berlin he is currently enrolled as a PhD Student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Urte Undine Froemming. His main research area includes Environmental Anthropology, Visual Anthropology, Himalayan Anthropology, Climate change and migration. He is based in Kathmandu and Berlin.
PhD Topic : “Climate Vulnerability and adaptation to climate impacts in the Himalayan Region of Nepal.”