Nick Santiago, Mike Talampas | 2011 | 2 min.
2012 Official Selection
Award Winner: 2012 Honorable Mention
The film documents a foundations project to light up a poor neighborhood through the efforts of a local man who works for them. He becomes a beacon of hope to his community when he installs hundreds of solar-powered light bulbs in his neighbors houses. The clever device is made from old plastic soda bottles filled with water and bleach. Many of the homeowners can barely afford electricity and because their houses stand so close to each other, they dont really get much daylight. With a little bleach, water and good will, their days are now much, much brighter.