October 2012 EcoSalon Film – Bonsai People
Bonsai People – The Vision of Muhammad Yunus is a feature length documentary that follows Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus’ pioneering work of microcredit and social business. Bonsai People follows six impoverished rural women through their trials and tribulations with microcredit loans and how they succeed to varying degrees. The film shows how microcredit is really a tool to unleash human potential and empower millions of women. As we follow these women, we also see the other difficulties they face – they not only lack access to financial services, but to so many other services we take for granted. And that is exactly why Yunus says “Whenever I see a problem, I create a company.” He is doing what many say is the government’s job by providing access to healthcare, education, energy, nutrition and even cell phones. Even though he is best know for as the father of microcredit, microcredit is just the tip of the iceberg as we see his vision in action.
Holly Mosher – Director, Producer, Cinematographer
Holly is an award winning filmmaker and honors graduate from NYU. In 2001, The Hollywood Reporter recognized her as an up-and-coming indie producer. Holly had her directorial debut with the award-winning Hummingbird, an emotionally compelling documentary about two non-profits in Brazil that work with street children and women who suffer domestic violence. She then produced two films on healthcare – Money Talks: Profits Before Patient Safety and Side Effects, starring Katherine Heigl and co-produced Maybe Baby, about single women trying to get pregnant. She executive produced Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page and Free For All, about election issues. She is currently executive producing Pay 2 Play, a film about the influence of money in politics. Her latest directorial project Bonsai People – The Vision of Muhammad Yunus, which follows the work of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus from microcredit to social business, is airing on American Public Television.
Join us for a screening of Bonsai People at the October EcoSalon
- Sunday, October 28th at 3pm
- Venue: Microsoft Store @ the Westfield Century City Mall, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90067
- Free screening with vegan hors d’oeuvres and beverages
- Free gift bag from Microsoft Store
- Free parking for 3 hours
- RSVP to: EcoSalon@greenlifestyles.org