It’s hard to estimate how valuable Creative Visions Foundation was in the making of our documentary feature, ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story. The film was inspired by the spirit of the Eldon family, the founders of CVF. In fact, we named our fledgling company Safari Media in its honor.

We were moved to the core to know that out of the chaos and deep bereavement the family must have experienced over the loss of Dan, that they summoned the courage to metabolize that grief into something that could benefit people. To see life anew and actively work to make change was a powerful reminder of the capabilities we all have.

CVF was there with us throughout the journey, offering us, among other things, seed funding, crucial mentoring and also networking opportunities that are so necessary to the process.

The team was gracious, accessible, and gave us the time and attention we needed. We feel so fortunate to have had CVF’s support. One of CVF’s fortes is that it is a malleable organization and ready to mold its resources according to the type and scale of the project. It was a wonderful partner for us to have and will certainly be for many other films like ours.

CVF is working to help change the world and we’re proud to be a small part of this dedicated group’s ambitious life story.

Patty Kim, Chris Sheridan- Creative Activists,Filmmakers; Directors ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story

ABDUCTION The Megumi Yokota Story, called ‘extraordinary’ by the Los Angeles Times and ‘superb’ by the Chicago Tribune, is an multi-award winning feature documentary film, executive produced by Oscar winner Jane Campion and in association with the BBC.

ABDUCTION was honored — alongside fellow winners, Al Gore and Christiane Amanpour — with an Alfred I. Dupont Award, one of the top prizes in American journalism. The film was broadcast in the US on PBS and on networks around the world. You can find more at www.abductionfilm.com or www.pbs.org/independentlens/abduction/

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