Restoring the Light - A Rural Doctor Brings Healthcare to Chinese Villagers

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Restoring the Light

Carol Liu Films

A rural eye doctor helps underserved villagers in rural China regain their sight and restore their lives.

According to the Chinese, to "restore sight" means to "restore light." A local doctor pours his life savings into a non-profit mobile eye clinic, which benefits several families in the surrounding countryside. A blind grandmother and her disabled village granddaughter brave the odds to send the girl to university. A young boy gets a chance to go to school with his sister and aspires to become a truck driver, even though he can't see. RESTORING THE LIGHT is an exploration of the power of human resilience and compassion in a Chinese countryside fraught with social and economic change.

"Compelling storytelling: A statement about the discord that permeates modern China." -- Star Advertiser

"A delicately assembled and deeply moving portrait." -- Richard Kuipers, Film Critic

Official Selections and Awards:

Golden Orchid Nominee For Best Feature Documentary - Hawaii International Film Festival

Grand Jury Nominee for Best Documentary - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Prix d'Argent - Ecrans de Chine Film Festival (Paris, Rome, Saarbruken)