Traveling Festival
Special Screenings

Rescuing Emmanuel

Rescuing Emmanuel

(70 minutes) Kenya/USA

Saturday, 10/30, 8:30pm (Session XXV)

Directors: Len Morris, Georgia Morris
Producer: Len Morris


Setting out to make a film about street children, the filmmakers are hijacked by a 13-year-old street boy in Nairobi, Kenya. Emmanuel is running from hunger, police, his mother's death and a horrific life in Nairobi's most notorious slum. Alone, undocumented, a nobody, he stinks, eats garbage, is raped by the big boys, swept off the streets by police and sent to adult jail cells. Who will notice if this child's life is snuffed out?


Len Morris has produced, directed and edited television documentaries for over twenty years. His films have been syndicated and broadcast on HBO, TNT, PBS and other cable and international networks. His independent production company Galen Films has produced numerous award-winning documentaries. His films are on subjects as diverse as child labor, schizophrenia, environmental justice, hunger in Africa, legal aid during the apartheid era in South Africa, the Holocaust and a string of specials on Hollywood, film noir and the American Western. His feature documentary Stolen Childhoods was narrated by Meryl Streep and released theatrically in the United States in 2004. Len is the recipient of an Independent Filmmaker Award from the American Film Institute and is a member of the Directors Guild of America.

Georgia Morris is a playwright, writer of network and cable television shows, and a documentary film director and interviewer. She is a partner with her husband, Len Morris in their production company, Galen Films Inc. Her most recent work has been in human rights documentaries: as writer of Stolen Childhoods, a documentary feature on global child labor; as a writer of A Spiritual Journey, a film exploring seven religious traditions; and as the writer of We Are One, a documentary for the Temple of Understanding.

Contact Information:

Galen Films
110 Daggett Avenue
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
E-mail: galen@vineyard.net
Web site: www.rescuingemmanuel.org


©2010 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF)

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