A Liter of Light

Nick Santiago, Mike Talampas

The film documents a foundation’s project to light up a poor neighborhood through the efforts of a local man who works for them. He becomes a beacon of hope to his community when he installs hundreds of solar-powered “light bulbs” in his neighbors’ houses. The clever devices are made from old plastic soda bottles filled with water and bleach. Many of the homeowners can barely afford electricity, and because their houses stand so close to each other, they don’t really get much daylight. With a little bleach, water, and goodwill, their days are now much, much brighter.