Jeffrey Potter is graduate of NYU Film School and holds a Master's degree in the Languages and Cultures of Asia from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal from 1994-96 and a Fulbright scholar to Nepal from 2001-2002. His ethnographic project "Because we were born here . . . " is a 30 year project that seeks to document in sound and images, the living history of one Himalayan village as it struggles to 'develop' itself and join the 'modern' world. He has lived in Asia, including Nepal, for nearly five years. He currently lives with his wife and daughters in Madison WI, where he works for Wisconsin Public Radio.