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Opening Our Eyes

It's Not Just a Movie - It's a Movement

Overview

Genre
Social Issues, Human Rights, Foreign Worlds, Human Interest, and Anthropology
Synopsis

Every day….All around the world…

Ordinary people are doing extraordinary things. They are making a difference in the lives of others – and themselves.

Mother/daughter filmmakers, circle the globe on a 99-day journey, seeking people who are making a positive difference in the world. They find remarkable people who are showing the world how to inspire others and create positive change - through the power of ONE.

This film tells the stories of eleven change makers on six continents who are making our world a better place.

Meet some of these amazing people:

• Maggie – a 19-year-old on a post-high school “gap year,” who built a home in Nepal for 30 orphans… using her saved babysitting earnings! She now lives there, and has recently completed construction on a school for 250 children.
• David– a physician who trekked into Thailand’s remote northern hill-tribe villages, offering medical care where there is no doctor.
• Ronni – a successful event planner, who saw good food being dumped

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
61 and 76 minutes

Credits

  • Gail Mooney ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer
  • Erin Kelly ... Producer,Sound
  • Erik Freeland ... Editor
  • Thomas Kelly ... Co-Producer
  • Angel Burns ... Executive Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Nola Productions, LLC
Country
United States
Years of Production
2010, 2011
Locations
Uganda, Poland, Russia, Thailand, Nepal, Australia, Argentina, Peru and USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2012
Festivals
San Luis Obispo, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Artivist, Carmel, Los Angeles Women's, Bare Bones, Costa Rica, Global Peace, Chicago Social Change, Utopia, Naperville, Myrtle Beach, Awareness, Tallgrass, Ojai, Red Rock
Awards
Best Documentary-Orlando and Costa Rica, Best of Fest-Los Angeles Intnl. Women's FF, Best Humanitarian Doc-Bare Bones, Festival Theme Award:Enriching the Human Spirit-Ojai, Utopian Visionary Award-Utopia FF, Visionary Award-Awareness FF
Distribution
Self distribution
Language
English, Spanish, Polish
Subtitles
English

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