We created Sohei to tell engaging and artful stories in film about pressing political and social justice issues and the people affected by them. We are dedicated to thorough research, visually-compelling story telling and an uncompromising effort to produce quality movies with critical success.
"Cowan isn't trying to inspire or manipulate. The film is decidedly free of crafted exposition or images designed to spur some exploitive emotion. This is the reality, a stark, unfiltered observation that shows a people who find and define in the darkest times what it means to be human when so much of what most take for granted is stripped away."
- Review of "MADAGASIKARA" by David Duprey, That Moment In
"The dump spreads out like an apocalyptic landscape at the beginning of Cam Cowan's uplifting and visually stunning "Opeka", a profile of Pedro Opeka, an Argentine priest who has dedicated his life to raising these people out of poverty."
-Review of "OPEKA" by Peter Keogh, The Boston Globe
The first film from Sohei Productions follows the lives of three resilient women as they struggle to provide better futures for their children in one of the poorest and most misunderstood countries in the world, the island nation of Madagascar.
This film had a successful film festival run in 2018 and 2019 and is now in distribution on multiple streaming platforms. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates.
This is the story of the gifted and forceful humanitarian Pedro Opeka, an Argentine priest who inspires hope for an entire nation by teaching people living in Madagascar's largest landfill to build a highly functional city in the capital of their failing African country.
OPEKA is now available to stream on Fandor.com
Madagascar - one of the poorest countries on the planet - has a population of almost 30 million people. Half of them are children. Half of the children are chronically malnourished.
Sohei has created a U.S. charitable organization dedicated to helping children and their families in Madagascar by contributing to Father Pedro Opeka’s Akamasoa Humanitarian Association (“Akamasoa”).
Akamasoa was started by Father Pedro Opeka in 1989 with 70 families then living in Madagascar’s capital city landfill. Akamasoa is now a virtual city with housing, hospitals, schools and work sites for tens of thousands of Madagascar’s poorest families.
This is the only U.S. charity for Akamasoa endorsed by Father Pedro.
Please visit here to contribute:
All contributions are tax deductible.