A program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Sentinel Awards recognize exemplary "storylines that inform, educate, and motivate viewers to make choices for healthier and safer lives." Open Your Eyes travels door to door in Nepal with Seva Foundation partner staff to find eye-care patients and follows the three-day journey of an elderly couple, Durga and Manisara Singh Gharti, regaining their eyesight through free cataract removal surgery.
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Manisara during her eye examination.
Manisara and Durga during their cataract surgery.
ABOVE: Manisara in her home with her youngest granddaughter. TOP: After being carried and guided through their rocky village, Manisara and Durga ride to the eye hospital. BOTTOM: Manisara and Durga are carried and guided through their village to begin their trek to the eye hospital.