Back in January, Meg Pinsonneault and Sabina Padilla, of Thirsty Girl Films, had the amazing opportunity to a make short documentary about a Filipino family's amazing journey to help their three kids with facial deformities. As a filmmaker, it was my goal to really capture the essence of the Filipino people and the dichotomy between our lavish culture. We spent a little over a week with the Bulobas, a very poor fishing family from the small island of Pitogo, off the coast of Bohol, Philippines. Violetta and Teodoros have 5 children and 3 of those children were born with severe cleft lip and palate deformities. It has been their dream to fix their children's deformities for as long as they can remember. Now, they might have that opportunity. For more information, please visit www.gwapafilm.com.
Look out for the short documentary, "Gwapa Beautiful," coming out soon. But for now, you can spread the word about this inspirational story by sharing the TEASER with your friends. Support this cause on Facebook too.