DALLAS-February 15, 2018- Caring For The World Films is proud to announce its founder and director Debi Lang, has been awarded a prestigious Humanitarian Award of Distinction for her most recent documentary CORNERSTONE. Nominees must have received an award for their film in a distinct category to qualify. The Humanitarian Award is given for compelling story line, production values, outstanding visuals and sound. It honors filmmakers who bring awareness to issues of Spiritual importance, Social and Political Justice, Health and Wellness, Animals, Wildlife and Conservation.
DALLAS-February 12, 2018-Caring For The World Films Director Debi Lang has been nominated for the Best Shorts Film Competition Grand Prize Humanitarian Award for the award-winning documentary CORNERSTONE, which profiles the compelling story of Twesygie Jackson Kaguri and Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
Each year the Best Shorts film competition bestows a Grand Prize Humanitarian Award to a deserving filmmaker who is committed to making a difference in the world through impactful filmmaking that highlights a critical need of our time combined with exceptional filmmaking craft.
In 2017, CORNERSTONE received the Best Documentary Short Award at the Best Shorts Film Competition and earned numerous international awards since its release including Best Human Rights Film, Best Cinematography and Best Documentary. Miss Lang is the recipient of over a dozen awards for her work as a director, editor and producer for humanitarian documentary films since 2006.
DALLAS-July 5, 2017- Caring For The World Films (CFTWF) is proud to announce its latest documentary film, titled CORNERSTONE, won the Best Cinematography Category and received a nomination for Best Documentary Feature at The African Film Festival Awards held July 3rd, which honors African films and independent filmmakers who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity in filmmaking.
DALLAS-(May 3, 2017)- Caring For The World Films is proud to announce its latest documentary film, CORNERSTONE, has been honored with the Gold REMI Award for Documentary Short at the 50th WorldFest Houston International Film Festival held April 21-April 30. WorldFest is the third oldest film festival in the United States. It focuses on awarding works that display outstanding creativity.
DALLAS–(April 18, 2017)–Award winning director Debi Lang announced the CARING FOR THE WORLD FILMS documentary CORNERSTONE has been selected to be screened by The African Film Festival.
The Festival will be held June 24-July 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. During the Festival, filmmakers will participate in hands-on workshops, and screenings will take place at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave, Fair Park in Dallas. Awards night will take place on July 3, 2017.
This screening will be the Dallas premiere of CORNERSTONE, directed and produced by Debi Lang, about NYAKA AIDS ORPHANS PROJECT and CNN Hero, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri.
DALLAS-March 10, 2017- Caring For The World Films (CFTWF) is proud to announce its latest documentary film, titled CORNERSTONE, has been honored with the Award of Excellence in the Documentary Short, Liberation, Social Justice, Protest, and the Direction categories at the Accolade Global Film Competition, an international awards contest that honors those who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. CORNERSTONE is the inspiring documentary film about the journey of Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, a humble immigrant living the American dream who leaves Columbia University to return home to Uganda to help his home village save a generation of children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. The film, by award-winning director Debi Lang, touches on Jackson’s moving personal story, which inspired the creation of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
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DALLAS-February 20, 2017- Caring For The World Films (CFTWF) announced today Director Debi Lang has won the prestigious Award of Excellence from the IndieFest Film Awards. The award was given for her latest documentary film CORNERSTONE, which profiles Twesigye Jackson Kaguri’s moving personal story and the inspiration for the creation of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project.
“When we discovered the Nyaka story, we were shocked no one had produced a feature film about Jackson and his journey to save the AIDS orphans and grandmothers of his home village in Western Uganda. AIDS had pretty much wiped out his generation.” said Lang. “With the help of the community, they together figured out realistic solutions to the crisis they faced. CORNERSTONE elegantly captures the Nyaka story, which without a doubt, demonstrates Jackson's efforts are worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize."
The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent.”
Lang has been widely recognized for her global film work over the last decade. She has received over two-dozen international awards for her humanitarian films documenting efforts in Honduras, Belize and Nepal. She is currently in post-production on her latest film Pathbreakers shot in Northern Uganda, which is scheduled for release in late 2017.
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DALLAS-Dec 15, 2016-
Caring For The World Films (CFTWF) latest film, CORNERSTONE, which documents the efforts of Nyaka AIDS Orphans project premiered on World AIDS day in Kampala Uganda to a capacity crowd, which included cabinet members, VIPS and humanitarians from all over the country. The film also had its US/NY premiere on Dec 13 in front of a sold out international audience, which included dignitaries from the United Nations.
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DALLAS-October 11, 2016-CARING FOR THE WORLD FILMS (CFTWF) documentary, CORNERSTONE, directed and produced by Debi Lang, about NYAKA AIDS ORPHANS PROJECT and 2015 Waislitz Global Citizen Award Winner, Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, will have its official North American debut in New York City, one week after its world premiere in Kampala, Uganda, December 1st in honor of World AIDS Day.
“It is a great honor to premiere CORNERSTONE in New York City” said Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, founder and executive director of NYAKA AIDS ORPHANS PROJECT. “AIDS is a global issue and to bring this film to New York City to launch our journey of CORNERSTONE is an important step, to not only show the work we’ve done with orphans and their grannies in Western Uganda all affected by this pandemic, but also to show the power of media to affect change in the world.”
CORNERSTONE has been a major undertaking, years in the making from CARING FOR THE WORLD FILMS. Director and producer Debi Lang says, “We are so grateful to our truly dedicated team in the making and promotion of our pro-bono documentary film, CORNERSTONE. We’re proud of this film and very excited about the premiere showing across the world starting with Uganda and New York. We are thankful for the opportunity to bring awareness to the exhaustive efforts of Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project."
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“The work we’re doing here in Uganda is vital for the interests of three generations,” said Twesigye Jackson Kaguri, Founder and Executive Director of THE NYAKA AIDS ORPHANS PROJECT. “Through the blessings of these passionate and caring people coming together to assist in the promotion of this film, important awareness will be raised about the work we’re doing to help the children of NYAKA have a hopeful and successful future.”
More details on the December 1st world premiere in Kampala, Uganda, followed by Europe and US premieres will be available early Fall 2016. A full creative roll out, including a dedicated website for the film with information on holding private screenings, fundraiser inquiries, educational sector screening opportunities and film festival announcements will be announced shortly. EPKs and trailers will be available soon and a full scale social media campaign is also in the works.
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