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Pedro Opeka could have been a professional soccer player in Argentina. Instead, he chose to become a priest in Madagascar, where he taught destitute families living in landfills how to build their own city. His mission is to prepare the children he saves to one day save their country.

In French, Malagasy, and Spanish with English subtitles.

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Festivals and Awards

Accolade Film Awards, Documentary Award of Excellence

Beverly Hills Film Festival, Golden Palm Award

Impact Docs Awards, Documentary Award of Excellence

IndieFest, Documentary Award of Excellence

Latitude Film Awards, Platinum Winner Best Documentary

Best Documentary Feature Award at the New Renaissance London festival.

Best World Documentary Award at the Harlem International Film Festival.

Best Faith-Based Feature Award at the Burbank International Film Festival.

Best Documentary Award at the London Independent Film Awards.

Best Director Award at the Los Angeles Film Award

Oniros Film Awards, Best Documentary Feature

Sweden Film Awards, Best Cinematography

Brooklyn Film Festival

Buenos Aires International Film Festival

Burbank International Film Festival

Courage Film Festival

DocuWest Documentary Film Festival

DocuUtah Film Festival

Dumbo Film Festival

Firenze Film Festival

Forest City Film Festival

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Harlem International Film Festival

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

Newburyport Documentary Film Festival

New Renaissance London

Oakland International Film Festival

Switzerland International Film Festival

Soho International Film Festival

St. Louis International Film Festival

Hamptons Doc Fest

Syracuse International Film Festival

Prague Independent Film Festival

Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival

Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival

Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest

Dublin Independent Film Festival

Red Rock Film Festival

Film Contact

Cam Cowan


  • Year
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    French, Malagasy, Spanish
  • Country
  • Rating
    Suitable for All Ages
  • Director
    Cam Cowan
  • Screenwriter
    Cam Cowan
  • Producer
    Cam Cowan, Tiffany Peckosh-Soffrin
  • Executive Producer
    Cam Cowan
  • Cast
    Pedro Opeka