PATHBREAKERS, filmed on location in Gulu Uganda with the assistance of Caring For The World Films studio, profiles the monumental efforts of Dallas native, Sandra Washburn, a determined tech savvy woman who travels to Northern Uganda to fulfill a promise she made to village elders to help their disabled and visually impaired children. Little did she know how one simple gift to a small school would send her on a path that would inspire a generation of young Ugandans to generate social change and create economic opportunities for this war-ravaged region. The film elegantly captures the students' moving personal stories as well as the birth of Washburn’s non-profit Oysters & Pearls.
We are deeply honored that PATHBREAKERS has been recognized by our peers as a relevant film for Africa,” says the film's director, Debi Lang. "We also appreciate the added opportunity to bring awareness to the successful efforts of Ms. Washburn and her team."
PATHBREAKERS will hold its world premiere in Dallas, Texas at The African Film Festival in June of this year.
Since 2007, Lang has been honored with more than two-dozen international awards for her humanitarian films documenting efforts in Honduras, Belize, Nepal and Uganda.
For more details on attending the world premiere of PATHBREAKERS please visit TheAfricanFilmFestival.org or Oystersandpearls.org.