1. CRAZYWISE – Extended Trailer


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    A 20-year fascination with shamanism leads filmmaker Phil Borges to question Western culture’s definition and treatment of severe mental disorders. CRAZYWISE, a feature length documentary, centers around a young man struggling with his sanity, world renowned mental health professionals and a survivor-led movement…all challenging a mental health system in crisis.

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    • Reconstructive Surgery - Makes a Lifetime of Difference


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      Honored to have my work be part of this new video by ReSurge International. The video also includes the work of the exceptionally talented photographers: Phil Borges and Darcy Padilla. Edited by: Liliana Vazquez and Steve Eagleton Graphics: Steve Eagleton http://www.eagletondesign.net ReSurge International (formerly Interplast) provides free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas. It restores the dreams of those with deformities and injuries, and impacts the world by renewing the health of thousands of children and adults each year so they can go to school, provide for their families and contribute to society. For more info on Resurge and to DONATE, please visit: http://www.resurge.org

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      • Phil Borges stirs the Fire in Liberia


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        For over twenty five years Phil Borges has lived with and documented indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. Through his work, he strives to create a heightened understanding of the issues faced by people in the developing world. Here Phil Borges tells us how he started taking pictures and how to keep the fire alive. To volunteer, intern, study abroad or join in the action check out his initiative called Stirring the Fire. www.stirringthefire.com edited/gopro cam/sound by sebastian@whattookyousolong.org shot/2nd editor by alicia@whattookyousolong.org interview by philippa@whattookyousolong.org

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        • Kids of Liberia feat. Phil Borges


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          Behind-the-scenes GoPro footage of Phil Borges and WTYSL filming in Monrovia, Liberia. Read/watch more about Phil Borges work at www.stirringthefire.org and www.philborges.com Shot & Edited by Sebastian Lindstrom (www.sebastianlindstrom.com) of the What Took You So Long Foundation (www.whattookyousolong.org) Music: Dum da dum by Melodie MC

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          • Strength in numbers


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            In 1991 in a village in southern Niger, CARE developed a way to harness an ancient African practice of group savings, in which community members pooled together their resources to create a kind of village bank. CARE's approach, called Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs), allows even very poor communities to start small businesses and lift their families and communities out of poverty. See VSLAs in action with this inspiring video from photographer, filmmaker and CARE supporter Phil Borges.

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            • "Postcards from Heaven"


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              A film by renowned photographer Phil Borges, 'Postcards from Heaven' is short, dramatic documentary about one surgeon's courageous battle to help victims of domestic violence heal and start life again after they were attacked, severely burned and disfigured. One of Sri Lankans few plastic surgeons, Dr. Chandini Perera, tackles the taboo subjects of acid burns and self-immolation; she transforms not only the lives of 15,000 patients but is changing societal prejudices against burns, disabilities and domestic abuse. Making only $600 a month and fighting an unpopular cause, she is motivated by her empowered women patients, her postcards from heaven.

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              • Trafficking - Akhi, Bangladesh


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                The story of Akhi who, at the age of 13, was sold as a sex worker. She has since accomplished the near-impossible task of gaining support from religious, political and social groups to create an organization to finally give sex workers’ basic human rights.

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                • Violence Against Women - Postcards from Heaven


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                  Chandini is currently working tirelessly to raise awareness and end domestic violence in Sri Lanka.

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                  • Health - Vigilantes de la Vida


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                    Every 90 seconds somewhere in the world a women dies in childbirth. In the southern highlands of Peru the rate was extraordinarily high. This is the story of a woman who has dramatically reduced the number of maternal deaths in Peru.

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                    • Economic Security - Strength in Numbers


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                      The microcredit revolution that brought support for poor families in South America and Asia was not as effective in some parts of Africa. A new way had to be found. This is the story of an innovative program called Village Saving and Loan, implemented by the organization CARE, which guided small groups of individuals (mainly women) to create their own banks. This revolutionary program requires no capital input, spreads spontaneously and now lifts thousands of families out of poverty.

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