HAND HELD is an award-winning documentary produced and directed by Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Don Hahn. Hahn filmed in Boston, Bucharest, and Bistrita, for nearly two years on this extraordinary motion picture about one guy with a camera, a band of New Englanders, one hundred and sixty thousand orphans, and the unforgettable story of how they changed each other’s lives forever.
Mike Carroll was one of the first photographers to travel to Romania after the fall of the communist regime in 1989. When he arrived, he walked into one of the most horrific scenes of the 20th century. His incredible photographs and heart wrenching stories of the pediatric AIDS epidemic in Romania ran in The Boston Globe and opened the eyes of the western world to the plight of the Romanian children. What followed was a twenty-year odyssey for Mike and his colleagues as they fought to bring help to a population of children in need, in a country that they hardly knew.
For more information or to purchase your own copy of Hand Held, please contact Eileen McHenry at EileenMcHenry@rcr.org