THAILAND AND CAMBODIA
After we finished filming Sanjay in India, our team headed to Thailand. There we met regional director, Thomas Abbott, of Care for Children. We had the pleasure of filming a short video for them to premiere at their national conference, and learned of the incredible work they do to get children back into families. From there we bussed to Cambodia, where we interviewed multiple founders of leading orphan care programs including Craig Greenfield- author ofUrban Halo and founder of Alongsiders International, and Catherine Jones- founder of Children in Families.
It is an understatement to say that we learned a great deal from these two nations. As our team debriefed afterward, we felt an intense sharpening of our understanding on nearly every area of our film- from audience, to message, to screenplay. It has taken a solid year of travel and research for us to arrive at the conclusions that came tumbling out of the meetings in our little rental home of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.