How does a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood become an impassioned animal advocate? In the award-winning documentary The Witness, Eddie Lama explains how he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals and bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York. With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable change in consciousness.
The Witness has been an official selection in 28 film festivals and received nine awards, including six Best Documentary awards, one Best of Festival award, and most recently, a Best Short Film award from the 2005 Film Festival in Hollywood, CA.
“The Witness is one man’s truth that cries out for mass exposure… may be the most important and persuasive film about animals ever made.”
Los Angeles Times
“Eddie Lama is living proof of something that we all hope and pray is true, that one person’s change of heart can change the world.”
Producer of The Witness