Three lives inspire a global call.
Caught in street life, orphanage care, and abandonment – the stories of three young orphans forever change the way a young film team views the global orphan crisis.
Friday August 16
10:00p US Eastern, 22:00 UK
Saturday August 17
2:00p US Eastern, 14:00 UK
How do you help children who don’t have families? A young film team comes together for a 22 nation journey in hopes of finding the answer to this question. For two years, the team, on a small budget from crowdfunding and donations, had over 70 interviews with social workers, advocates, doctors, and authors to find ways to end the global orphan crisis.
Knowing that almost 10 million children live in orphanages and 100 million are homeless, the team knew there was a necessary demand to restore families across the globe. The biggest question was HOW?
Along their inspiring journey, the team met three kids who forever changed their lives and perspective of the global orphan crisis. Caught in street life, orphanage care, and abandonment, these three children face traumatic challenges daily. But through witnessing the harsh realities of their everyday living, the team learns there is a need greater than money. They become inspired to create a powerful family-based model that can change the way the world approaches orphan care. Their model goes beyond the material needs of food, blankets, school supplies, and clothing and allows orphans to feel the genuine, unconditional love only felt in a loving family setting.
The team learns that the greater need is to push past the physical needs of abandoned youth and provide an emotional attachment of love and acceptance for them – helping them realize they are not alone in this world.
The full-length feature documentary Lost Kites follows the journey of finding hope for these three young kids and the millions beyond them.