Kathmandu Before the Quake

I visited Kathmandu with New York Times video journalist Jonah Kessel exactly a month before an earthquake hit in April 2015, killing thousands and reducing much of the city to rubble. I had been struck by the beauty of the city, the warmth and cohesion of its diverse people and the sense of inherent calm amid its chaos. Many of the temples and palaces we visited were flattened, and in light of the human tragedy, Jonah crafted our footage into a fitting tribute to a place I came to love.