Doctors responsible for restoring eyesight to four million blind people worldwide travel to the villages of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, premieres July 18th, 2016
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2016/7/18 – Dr. Brilliant co-founded the Seva Foundation, a NGO that has restored eyesight to millions by reducing the cost of cataract surgery from $500 to $3.
Trailer for Open Your Eyes
The HBO documentary features the original song Open Your Eyes, composed by Salman Ahmad with vocals from Peter Gabriel. Pakistani rock star Ahmad and his band Junoon have sold tens of millions of records worldwide.
Open Your Eyes follows the extraordinary journey of Manisara and Durga, an elderly couple in a remote mountain village in Nepal. Blind from cataracts, the couple will see again thanks to a team of eye specialists visiting their mountainside village. The couple must come down the mountain to receive surgery.
Directed Irene Taylor Brodsky (Beware the Slenderman, Hear and Now) and produced by world renowned philanthropist and epidemiologist Dr. Larry Brilliant. Brilliant has devoted his life to combating the world’s most pressing global health issues. A former director of Google’s philanthropy division, he’s the current Chairman of the Board of the Skoll Global Threats Fund. Brilliant was recognized for his achievements in the TIME 100. President Jimmy Carter wrote that Dr. Brilliant’s “humanitarian spirit and grasp of science make him one of our leading social entrepreneurs.”