Please Don’t Rush

Please Don't Rush

2014 Official Selection
Docweek Australia
Byron Bay Film Festival
St. Kilda Film Festival (Nominated – Craft Award)
New York City International Film Festival (Nominated – Best Short Documentary)

At a school for blind in Laos, children who cannot see are raised away from their families.
For many, their parents have abandoned them, as the difficulty of raising a blind child in impoverished Laos is too much to bear.
Amazingly however, their failing sight if often treatable. Sometimes a simple pair of prescription glasses is all it takes to find the cure.
Please Don’t Rush is a touching and powerful short film. It reveals how a little bit of time, care and compassion can change a person’s destiny for the rest of their life.
(synopsis by Docweek).

Produced by Urtext Films

Director/Images: Matthew Salleh
Producer/Sound: Rose Tucker

Translation by Ky Ratanatray

Produced with the generous support of Sight For All.

Filmed on location in Laos.

Worldwide Screening Program 2014

Byron Bay Film Festival March 7th 12:30pm
DocWeek Australia March 9th 6:00pm
St. Kilda Film Festival May 29th 6:30pm
NY City International Film Festival June 4th 2:00pm