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This Man's Life Mission Started with a Hike

Whenever he needed to check his email, Mahabir Pun made a two-day trek from Nangi, a mountain village in western Nepal, to Pokhara, the nearest city with Internet access. In 2001, he sent an email to the BBC asking for ideas on how to connect his remote community to the web, and people from around the world rallied to find a solution. Hiking For Emails, a short film by Clemens Purner, recounts Pun's mission to bridge the digital divide and ultimately bring the Internet to 60,000 people.

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