Deaf Reach: Hope for Pakistan

In Pakistan, an American expatriot and his Filipina wife have led the development of education opportunities for deaf children and young adults for over 20 years. They began with nothing more than a dream and now have educated more than 5,000 deaf students; established Deaf Reach schools in 8 different cities; and have current enrollment over 1,200. “Deaf Reach: Hope for Pakistan,” a documentary short film, tells their story and highlights some of their students, parents, graduates, and staff. The film also spotlights recent achievements in international collaboration and higher education.

A Solution in Sight

No one should live their life with avoidable blindness, or vision impairment simply because of where they were born. However, this is the reality for nearly one billion people throughout the developing world who lack access to quality eye care. Following the work of nonprofit Orbis International, a leader in the fight against avoidable blindness, this short documentary goes behind the scenes with those doctors who dedicate their careers to solving this issue and the patients whose lives are transformed through their efforts.

With Mabel

The life-changing and inspiring experience of Mabel Koroma, HIV patient turned community health worker in Sierra Leone.

Lessons from Tanzania

A reflection on a trip drilling water wells in Tanzania with Lifetime Wells International (a water relief charity based in MD), and figuring out what do now for a career.

Miro’s Journey

This is the story of Khat addiction at Somalia. Khat is a plant that mostly grows in Eastern Africa and some Arab countries. A person who uses khat temporarily feels very happy.The khat plant does not grow in Somalia, but Somalia is the country with highest rate of usage.Before the civil war, that is, during the 1990s very few people was using khat. In fact, people didn’t even know khat in certain regions of Somalia. It was only used in northern Somalia.When the civil war broke out state authority vanished. Khat dealers poisoned our people. Young people are chewing khat instead of working or going to school. This way, khat closed in on our people as years passed. Khat is not grown in Somalia, but it’s traded and consumed.The type of khat that comes from Kenya “Miro”. Miro is the name of the city in Kenya, where khat is grown. A young mother called Fahriye is one of this people at Somalia who is suffered with khat addictione.Trying to handle the hard life at Somalia with her kids. We can see the stroy of khat additictione at Somalia from her point of view.

Fireworks Wednesday

A teenage boy who lives in an oil town in Khuzestan province, discusses with his friend, threatens to burn his house. The boy does not know that the night is a fireworks game. He does not sleep the night, so he will protect his friend’s house, built on gas pipes.

The Blue Cape

In hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, medicine can be hard to come by. A little boy has to grow beyond his limits if he is to help his grandfather.


Strahinja has just finished acting school and he works as a clown in a kid’s playhouse. Bambiland is a big amusement park in his home town which was open when he was a child. Now, it is an abandoned, creepy place and as such it represents a metaphor for Strahinja’s generation in Serbia.