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Grade Level: Gr 4-6
Producer: Real to Reel
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 50 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: Yes

Ryan's Well is the story of one young boy's determination to make a difference in the world. Through perseverance and determination, Ryan Hreljac has raised over $500,000 to build a well to improve the lives of villagers in Angola, Uganda. In this moving documentary, we will meet Ryan and his friends who helped to raise the money, his family and his generous neighbours. We'll find out what touched Ryan, what motivated him and what kept him going. And, of course, we will be with Ryan when he sees, for the first time, the difference he has made with the building of Ryan's Well.   Also available in French. (Voir Le Puits de Ryan)

Awards: Best Documentary at the Wine Country Film Festival in California 2003; Chris Statuette for best Social Issue Documentary Columbus Int’l Film & Video Festival 2002; Best Documentary East Lansing Film Festival 2003; Kid's First Choice Award 2003 Kids World Film Festival; Nominee Award of Excellence Alliance for Children and Television 2003; SCREENED AT - Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival 2003; Boston International Film Festival 2003; Reel World Festival Washington DC 2002; One World Film Festival 2002; Afrikabeat 2002; Eco-Cinema International Festival 2002;

Links: http://www.ryanswell.ca

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