a film by Laurentiu Huianu


Fortunate as a filmmaker working for FILMS4FUTURE, I journey alongside medical teams on global assignments. Ethiopia, Africa's second-most populous nation, marked my inaugural venture there. Concealing merely a compact JVC camera, stringent travel regulations prohibited additional gear. Within a week's span, I immersed myself in documenting a medical initiative, capturing the essence of this ancient nation, pulsating with history.

Every step of the way, from location scouting to filming, I embraced the challenge of capturing the raw beauty of Ethiopia. The rugged landscapes and vibrant culture provided the perfect backdrop for our documentary. With a keen eye for detail, I utilized my expertise in videography and cinematography to capture every moment with precision and artistry.

As part of the film crew for FILMS4FUTURE, I understand the importance of storytelling in our work. Through careful video editing and storytelling techniques, I weave together a narrative that not only educates but also inspires viewers to action.

Despite the limitations of travel and equipment, our team at FILMS4FUTURE specializes in delivering high-quality video production services. From advertising campaigns to social media content, we excel in capturing the essence of our clients' messages and bringing them to life on screen.

At FILMS4FUTURE, we pride ourselves on being more than just a production company. We are advocates for change, using our skills in cinematography and storytelling to shine a light on important issues facing our world today.

In the end, our filmography speaks for itself. With each project, we strive to push the boundaries of what's possible in video production, leaving a lasting impact on audiences and communities alike.


Pronounced: Fe-Ren-Ji Doctor

Meaning: Foreign Doctor

Filmed over three days at the beginning of 2018, in the middle of Ethiopia’s national elections, as anti-government protests were taking place on the streets following the resignation of Prime Minister Desalegn. Abiy Ahmed, an ethnic Oromo, was about to win over his challengers to become an aspirational Prime Minister for Ethiopia.

This film invites you to be part of the struggles and aspirations of some 112 million Ethiopians, as it follows Dr. Shohista Saidkasimova, Consultant Ophthalmologist, arriving from the UK and arriving in a country riven by unrest and poverty. It follows her as she struggles, with the help of the locals, to deal with and perform much needed surgical operations on hundreds of patients suffering from chronic eye conditions.

Dr.Shohista Saidkasimova

had chosen to spend her limited holiday time to visit Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, in an attempt to use her medical expertise to help “bring light” to a nation failed by a non- existent health system. 

"I was there to capture a moment in time."

Captured during a concentrated three-day period at the onset of 2018, amidst the backdrop of Ethiopia's pivotal national elections, the documentary was shot amid escalating anti-government demonstrations following the resignation of Prime Minister Desalegn. Against this tumultuous backdrop, Abiy Ahmed, an ethnic Oromo, was on the cusp of emerging triumphant over his rivals, poised to ascend as Ethiopia's transformative Prime Minister, evoking hope and aspirations.