There is a Crisis in Ethiopia
Here, over a million people live without sight. In fact it has one of the highest rates of blindness in Africa.
But one man is fighting to change that. Witness the incredible true story of Dr. Samuel, the only ophthalmologist for three million people.
Dedicating his life to serving the poor in his country, Dr. Samuel performs up to 60 cataract surgeries a day for those who would otherwise be forgotten.
Step inside the OR and witness the powerful impact a single surgeon can have on the lives of thousands of people- from children with cataracts to a blind mother who has never seen her son.
SCREENING ALERT: DEC 10, 2022
The End of Blindness will be screening on Dec 10, 8:30PM at the Newhall Laemelle Theater during the Santa Clarita International Film Festival. Tickets start at $20 – 25% of sales using our link will be donated to THAF.
Help Someone See Again!
Be a part of the story with Tropical Health Alliance Foundation (THAF). For over a decade, THAF has been providing critical equipment and funding for high-volume cataract surgery in Ethiopia.
Together with Dr. Samuel, they’ve sponsored and completed over 20,000 cataract surgeries for those in need.
But the fight isn’t over— there are still thousands of people who are blind, in desperate need of a simple, $50 cataract surgery that they can’t afford.
If this film has inspired you, please visit www.thaf.org and find out how you can join Dr. Samuel in his fight to end treatable blindness in Ethiopia.
For just $50 you can help someone see again today!
NEWS, PRESS & AWARDS
Eshaan M. Interviews Director AJ Martinson About the Film & Dr. Samuel’s Cataract Surgery in Ethiopia
Freelance journalist and Time for Kids reporter Eshaan Mani sat down to catch up with Director AJ Martinson about The End of Blindness for Kids...
The End of Blindness Wins at Docs Without Borders
The End of Blindness was awarded "Best of Festival" at the 2020 Docs Without Borders film festival!
The End of Blindness Wins at Impact Doc Awards
The End of Blindness was given an award of excellence at the 2021 Impact Docs Awards in Southern California!
The End of Blindness Nominated at the Arctic Film Festival
The End of Blindness was a nominee at the Arctic Film Festival in Norway, the northernmost celebration of world-affecting independent cinema.