Filmmaker For Change - Holly Mosher

Films on Human & Women's Rights


BONSAI PEOPLE
What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality?


To some, it sounds impossible.

But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that.  Bonsai People celebrates Yunus’ extraordinary humanitarian work, which started when he simply lent $27 to 42 people out of his own pocket.  As the founder of Grameen Bank, Yunus pioneered microcredit, the innovative banking program that provides poor people - mainly women - with small loans they use to launch businesses and lift their families out of poverty.  In the past thirty years, microcredit has spread to every continent and benefited over 100 million families.  His Grameen Bank currently lends to one out of every 1,000 people on earth and with a 98% rate of return – unheard of in the financial world.

But Yunus didn’t stop there.  Now, Yunus goes beyond microcredit to pioneer the idea of social business - a completely new way to use the creative vibrancy of business to tackle social problems from poverty and pollution to inadequate health care and lack of education. Bonsai People shows how Yunus - in partnership with some of the world’s most visionary businesses - is launching purposely designed social ventures.  From collaborating with Danone to produce affordable, nutritious yogurt for malnourished children in Bangladesh to building eyecare hospitals that will save hundreds of thousands of poor people from blindness. 

Bonsai People
offers an emotionally compelling look into his visionary work.

While Yunus didn’t invent the notion of doing business for social good – it is a concept that needed a leader, Yunus has become that person. The Millennium Development Goal to cut poverty in half by 2015 is one of the most courageous goals mankind has ever set for itself.

The question is how?

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GRAMEEN SHAKTI - ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

GRAMEEN SHIKKHA - EDUCATION

GRAMEEN KALYAN - HEALTHCARE

GRAMEEN CHECK - CLOTHING

GRAMEEN GREEN CHILDREN EYE CARE HOSPITAL

BONUS MONTAGE

Watch Muhammad Yunus' 2008 Goal



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Hummingbird


In the beautiful coastal city of Recife, Brazil lurks a world capital for sex tourism. This award-winning documentary exposes the heart-wrenching realities and follows two groups of determined women who strive to get kids off the streets and break the cycle of domestic violence.  HUMMINGBIRD shows us how these nonprofit groups work to empower individuals and inspire positive life change - offering many a second chance.

“First, you’re scared to death and then your heart just snaps in half.”
Eric Campos - FilmThreat

“harrowing and heartbreaking”
4 star review, Editor's Choice -  P. Hall - Video Librarian

“Inspiring in its message of hope amid horrific conditions.”
East Bay News, RI

Hummingbird educates viewers by showing them how these programs no only denounce the violence that surrounds them, but strive to eradicate it at the source... Much like the Academy Award winning Born Into Brothels, Hummingbird is an eye-opening experience.”     
-Will Gartside, Core Weekly

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MAYBE BABY is an intimate, provocative documentary that takes a new look at the emotional and physiological journeys of 6 women in their '30s and '40s as they pursue pregnancy through the world of Assisted Reproductive Technology, a multi-billion dollar industry on the cutting edge of medicine and science. Against a backdrop of ticking biological clocks, Maybe Baby illuminates basic human questions of life, love, fertility and the meaning of motherhood today.

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