Oscar nominee director Bob Bilheimer tackles social issues, Lithuanian musician and good Packing
World Footprints is pleased to introduce our partner, Pack for a Purpose. Did you know that just by setting aside a small space in your suitcase—5 lbs worth of space—that you could supply crucial education materials or simple medical supplies to children around the world? Our friend, Rebecca Rothney founded “Pack for a Purpose” on the belief that every traveler could have a positive and big impact on a community by donating just a little of their luggage space.
Then, meet our good friend, oscar nominated director Robert Bilheimer. Bob is using his gift of film making to raise awareness about social, cultural, and humanitarian concerns. His company, Worldwide Documentaries, brings to light the way the world is today—a world of small islands of wealth surrounded by vast oceans of poverty and despair. his films include “cry of reason”, for which he was nominated for an academy award; “a closer walk” which examines the global response to the hiv/aids crisis; and most recently “Not My Life” which confronts one of World Footprints causes–the tradegy of human trafficking.
Finally, our dear friend Edvinas Minkstimas, one of Europe’s top emerging young pianist's, joins us today. Edvinas hails from Kaunas, Lithuania and he made his debut at the age of 14 with The Lithuanian National Philharmonic Orchestra . Edvinas has won international acclaim and multiple awards including his most recent, the Belz-Parker Young Artist Award. In addition to his impressive musical career, Edvinas is also the founder of Global Lithuanian Leaders, a nonprofit organization that has a mission to support Lithuanians all over the world.