One Man's mission to stop the killing of children in the Omo Valley

05 May

HotDocs: Top Ten Audience Award

It's official!  We finished in the top ten for the Audience Award at HotDocs (#8).  What an incredible honor.  It is always nice to win an award but there is something special about receiving this award for everyone here.  To know that out of 210 films at one of the world's premier documentary festivals the audience appreciated our film this much is something very special.  Thank you HotDocs!  Thank you Toronto!

29 Apr

We woke up to this…#1 Audience Pick at HotDocs!

Wow, we are all so pleased...well more like in shock to see this today.  As of today (April 29th) we are voted, by audience ballot, the #1 film in the running for the Vimeo on Demand Audience Award at HotDocs in Toronto. The top 20 will be recognized for an award and we are currently #1!  Incredible honor!  This film continues to amaze us all.  The winner will be announced on May 4! Here is hoping we can keep this momentum up!

29 Apr

Winner: “Best of Fest” ASU Human Rights Film Festival

We just got the great news!  Omo Child: The River and the Bush has received the "Best of Fest" award from Arizona State University's Human Rights Film Festival.  What a wonderful honor to be recognized at a festival that is specifically programed around bringing awareness to human rights issues around the globe.  Thank you ASU!

28 Apr

Best Cinematography: Arizona International Film Festival

Wonderful honor we received from Arizona International Film Festival today.

16 Apr

California Premiere! Newport Beach Film Festival

We are really excited about being selected for the Newport Beach Film Festival!  For the whole crew this really means a lot.  Everyone who worked on the film is based in southern California and we can't wait to make our California premiere at Newport Beach Film Festival.  The film continues to make headway on the festival circuit and we are just so proud!  Thank you Newport Beach.  Will be screening April 27th at 7:30pm.  Hope to see you there.

16 Apr

Official Selection: Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

Looks like we will be headed to the Sierra Nevada's.  What a beautiful setting for a film festival, honored and proud to be part of the Mammoth Lakes Film Festival!  The festival runs from May 27th - to May 31st.  Our screen date and time will be May 28th at 7:30.  Thank you Mammoth Lakes.

16 Apr

ASU Human Rights Film Festival

What a wonderful honor, we are proud to be taking part in the Arizona State University Human Rights Film Festival!  The festival takes place at the Armstrong Hall - Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law and our screen date and time is April 18th at 2:00pm.

16 Apr

Official Selection: Julian Dubuque

We are proud to announce that Omo Child: The River and the Bush is headed to Iowa for the Julian Dubuque International Film Festival which runs from April 23rd to the 26th.  Our screen date and time will be April 24th at 6:00pm.

16 Apr

Official Selection: Ft. Myers Beach

Attention Florida...if you missed us at Palm Beach then check out Omo Child: The River and the Bush at Fort Myers Beach Film Festival which runs from April 22nd to the 26th.  Our screen date and time will be April 23rd at 8:45pm.  Hope to see you there!

06 Apr

WINNER: Palm Beach International Film Festival!

Proud and honored to announce Omo Child: The River and the Bush has won best documentary at the 29th Palm Beach International Film Festival!  For the record - to date we have been in four festivals, won three awards, two for best documentary.  It's humbling...truly humbling.  When we finished this film and started to enter it into film festivals we had no idea what to expect.  The response has been overwhelming and we are so happy that audiences are responding to the film.  We hope it brings a lot of eyes and awareness to Omo Child and the work that Lale Labuko continues today in the Omo

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