How does a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood become an impassioned animal advocate?
In Tribe of Heart's award-winning documentary THE WITNESS, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness.
A favorite on the film festival circuit, The Witness has won 9 festival awards and has appeared on PBS stations around the country, including Miami's WPBT and Jacksonville's WJCT.
“Eddie's story is about changing your life, taking a stand for those who can't and being true to what is right -- whether it's on behalf of animals or any other cause. It's a call to all of us to do something, to make a difference. In a cynical world, that is something we can't be reminded of enough.”
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What TV viewers are saying about The Witness:
I cannot remember being so moved by television for years.
Unbelievably powerful -- it changed my life.
I happened to catch it while flipping through channels. It was incredible and it should be on again and again until everyone sees it.
I cannot express how moved I was by The Witness... Bravo! for offering constructive, positive alternatives and actions that people can take out into the world.
This documentary opened my eyes... Please do not stop showing the doucmentary any chance you get.
It was riveting, powerful, moving, compelling, horrifying and ultimately inspiring... Eddie Lama is so impressive in his compassion and quiet conviction and in his advocacy for all animals.
Everyone needs to see this film!!!!
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