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Wine Country Film Festival 2013

Life Changing Moments

Directed by Sherry Thomas

Cinema of Conscience, Documentary, International, Shorts / Uganda, USA / 2013 / African, Family/Children, Healing/Health, Woman Filmmaker, Women / 18 mins / English / U.S. Premiere

Lucky preceded by Life Changing Moments

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 1:00 pm


Renowned African singer Halima Namakula and American Urogynecologist and Surgeon Dr. Sherry Thomas, in a vacant hospital room in Uganda, Africa prepare for the days work. Outside, dozens of African women sat quietly on the wet grass with their babies and blankets waiting for their turn to see the doctor. Some had been there for days. Halima, originally from Africa, had arranged the medical mission and asked Dr. Thomas for her assistance. Life Changing Moments follows director and surgeon Dr. Sherry Thomas as she travels to Africa to provide free surgery and medical care to dozens of impoverished African women suffering with fistula. This inspiring documentary also contrasts the experience of providing health care in Africa with her medical practice in the USA.

WinnerBest Documentary Short, Los Angeles Cinema Festival


Producer: Sherry Thomas
Cinematographer: Sandra Mohr
Editor: Sandra Mohr
Music: Halima Namakula, Mary White


  1. Still Photo from the film Lucky


    Avie Luthra / Cinema of Conscience, International, Narrative / South Africa / 2011 / African, Cultural, Diversity, Education, Family/Children, Healing/Health, History, Vision Quest, Youth / 100 mins
    Over the grave of his dead mother, Lucky makes a promise to make something of himself. Leaving the security of his remote Zulu village for the big city with the hope of going to school, he arrives on the doorstep of an uncle who has no use for him. Lucky then falls in with Padme, an elderly Indian woman with an inherent fear of Africans, who takes him in as she would a stray dog. Together, unable to speak each other's language, they develop an unlikely bond.

    Preceded by: Life Changing Moments

Dates & Times

Lucky preceded by Life Changing Moments

St Patrick's Episcopal Church
September 27, 2013 1:00 pm