Film: The Magazine Interview February 2019
"Uplifting and visually stunning"
- The Boston Globe
SOHEI PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
A SOHEI PRODUCTION OPEKA
EDITORS TIFFANY PECKOSH-SOFFRIN & CAM COWAN
COMPOSER EMMETT COOKE
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR TEFINJANAHARY TANTELINIRINA
CO-PRODUCER TIFFANY PECKOSH-SOFFRIN
PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY CAM COWAN
"The film that wins the Golden Palm is a film that not only reflects mastery of the filmmaking art, but of storytelling and humanity, whether it is fiction or nonfiction in nature. The winner, in short, is the film that grabs us by body and mind, and it never lets go.”
- Beverly Hills Film Festival
A Human Rights Documentary Film By Sohei Productions
In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer player so he could continue his studies to be a priest and help the poorest people in the world.
The son of a bricklayer, he convinced families living in Madagascar's largest landfill that he could teach them how to build their own houses and, in the process, build their dignity.
After 30 years of construction, fighting increasing poverty and political instability, Father Pedro has created a highly functional city within this failing African country.
His mission is to prepare the children he saves to one day save their own country.
Nicknamed “Mother Teresa with Pants” and “The Insurgent of Madagascar”, Father Pedro has been nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Watch as this forceful Argentine priest fights poverty and politics to bring dignity and hope to the poorest people of Madagascar.
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Madagascar has a population of almost 30 million people. Half of them are children. Half of the children are chronically malnourished.
Sohei Productions has created MadaKids.org, a U.S. charitable organization dedicated to helping children and their families in Madagascar by contributing to Father Pedro Opeka’s Akamasoa Humanitarian Association (“Akamasoa”).
This is the only U.S. charity for Akamasoa endorsed by Father Pedro.
Please click the link to visit Madakids.org and help the children of Madagascar if you can.