Beyond Borders (Shot
by Peter Musurlian in California
Throughout the world, Lions clubs focus on the blind and visually
impaired, a mission inspired by Helen Keller.
one of their most successful programs, called Lions Recycle
for Sight, discarded eyeglasses are collected and sent to
recycle centers to have their prescriptions determined with
a lensometer. Then the glasses are delivered to remote and/or
poor areas of the world, for use by people, who often times
have never owned a pair of glasses.
Beyond Borders follows Lions volunteers to San Juanito, Mexico,
to see the process that brings the world, for so many grateful
people, back into focus.
Shot, edited, written, and narrated by Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning journalist Peter Musurlian, this 12-minute documentary features a Lions In Sight vision clinic in Mexico. It was filmed in Northern & Southern California, as well as south of the border in the state of Chihuahua.
You will see the transformative power of recovering one's sight, as the poorest-of-the poor get their first pair of eyeglasses.