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‘Nobody has ever given these children 100 per cent of anything. I want to give them 100 per cent of myself’

Louise Quill shares her heartbreaking, human and inspirational story

A GRIPPING documentary charting the story of a remarkable Kerry schoolteacher, who has dedicated much of her life helping children in need in Tanzania, is to be broadcast to a worldwide audience.

Following a successful film festival circuit, the creators of the award-winning feature documentary Kilimanjaro Mama have announced that the world premiere for public viewing will be launched on YouTube, November 20 at 8.00pm.

It tells the story of Louise Quill who shares her heartbreaking, human and inspirational story of why she set up the Tír na nÓg orphanage and school in Tanzania in 2006, what drives her, the impact it has had on her own health and well-being and the sacrifices she has made in her own life to ensure that the children can realise their own hopes and dreams.

Louise is affectionately known to the children in Tanzania as Big Mama because she has a big heart

The film has received critical acclaim at film festivals in Ireland, USA and Canada and it won up the award for best feature film at last year’s Kerry International Film Festival.

Louise, who is affectionately known to the children in Tanzania as Big Mama because she has a big heart, remarked: “Nobody has ever given these children 100 per cent of anything. I want to give them 100 per cent of myself”.

Her mother, Carmel, features heavily in the documentary, expressing concern and hinting at disappointment at the life her daughter has chosen, wishing Louise would have her own children and remain in Ireland full-time.

Documenting the journey from Tralee to Tanzania, Kilimanjaro Mama is directed by Malcolm Willis of Icy Peaks Media and produced by Brian Hurley of Big Handsome Media.

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