1. Babu, a heroin addict and petty criminal, searches for redemption after meeting an enlightened shoe designer in Goa, India. While learning the irreverent art of shoemaking, Babu falls in love with a beautiful yet unlikely woman, and begins to see promise in his life.
    If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'The Barefoot Shoemaker' happen.
    indiegogo.com/barefoot?a=792787&i=emal

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  2. Ciao,

    Ti scrivo per metterti a conoscenza del film 'The Barefoot Shoemaker' (Il calzolaio scalzo).

    Con un solo click ti sarà possibile vedere il trailer su Indiegogo e condividerlo con amici e colleghi.

    Potrai dirci cosa ne pensi, dare il tuo contributo, o semplicemente seguire le vicissitudini di Babu, il nostro protagonista.

    Se riceveremo i fondi necessari, l'incredibile storia di Babu, dalla mafia di Bombai alla sua redenzione, vedrà finalmente la luce!

    indiegogo.com/barefoot?a=365345&i=emal

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  3. Eldred Tellis is one of the most amazing man I've met in my life. He is the founder of Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO that works with the injecting drug using community since 1995, preventing HIV/AIDS through education and needle-exchange programme & disposals. Using a harm reduction approach, they provide services such as abscess management, basic medical care, counseling, and opioid substitution therapy to their clients. In 2008, Sankalp received the Red Ribbon Award from UNAIDS for their efforts.

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  4. Eldred Tellis is the director of the Mumbai drug rehabilitation centre. In this clip he talks about the establishment of the rehabilitation centre and the people it supports. Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust provides care and support to street-based drug users and seeks to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Mumbai, India.
    sankalptrust.org/

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  5. 10 minutes long sequence of key scenes that introduce the protagonists and their main conflicts and dilemmas, edited with the same style that will follow in the final cut of the film.

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The Barefoot Shoemaker

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The documentary film "The Barefoot Shoemaker" is a true story of struggle, self discovery, re-invention, redemption and transformation.

For more than five years, filmmaker Beatrice Dina has documented the life of Babu, a recovering heroin addict from…


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The documentary film "The Barefoot Shoemaker" is a true story of struggle, self discovery, re-invention, redemption and transformation.

For more than five years, filmmaker Beatrice Dina has documented the life of Babu, a recovering heroin addict from Goa, India, who has traded the tormented life of a junkie for that of a shoemaker. Neglected as a child and abused by his family, The Barefoot Shoemaker tracks his journey from spiritual bondage to physical and economic freedom.

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