Congratulations to “Gwapa” director Meg Pinsonneault. Her project received the most votes to win December’s Project of the Month. As a prize, she will receive a consultation from the Sundance Institute.
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Here’s more information on the winning documentary:
Gwapa (Beautiful) is a real-life fairy tale that follows two unlucky Filipino families and their journey for a healthy future. Every year, 4,000-5,000 Filipino children are born with cleft deformities, which are among the most common and curable of birth defects. Sadly, most clefts go un-repaired. One surgery can change a child’s life forever. Gwapa (Beautiful) is the first feature-length documentary dedicated to bringing awareness to the high number of children born with cleft deformities in the Philippines and the great need for free reconstructive surgeries. This stunningly remarkable film is a powerful tale of love, determination, and hope.
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