A very skilled film-maker has submitted a documentary on Pedro Opeka’s work in Madagascar. Read the film description and watch the trailer below! Coming soon…from the film site…
OPEKA is showing for free online as an official selection of the Brooklyn Film Festival May 29-June 6.
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In Buenos Aires at the age of 16, Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to become a professional soccer player so he could continue his studies to be a priest and help the poorest people in the world.
The son of a bricklayer, he convinced families living in Madagascar’s largest landfill that he could teach them how to build their own houses and, in the process, build their dignity.
After 30 years of construction, fighting increasing poverty and political instability, Father Pedro has created a highly functional city within this failing African country.
His mission is to prepare the children he saves to one day save their own country.
Nicknamed “Mother Teresa with Pants” and “The Insurgent of Madagascar,” Father Pedro has been nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Watch as this forceful Argentine priest fights poverty and politics to bring dignity and hope to the poorest people of Madagascar.