Freeland Film Festival

Freeland Film Festival is excited to announce that our Opening Night Film this year will be Children of Bal Ashram, with filmmaker Leonard Morris in attendance. Leonard has been and continues to be an advocate for children before Congress and internationally, and his speaking engagements range from universities to global conferences. Len will be available for questions from our audience once the film is over. Opening Night is Friday September 13th, beginning at 7pm at the historical Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake, WI.

Children of Bal Ashram Trailer from Media Voices for Children on Vimeo.


At Bal Ashram, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha provide a home and family for boys rescued from child labor. As the boys play and learn at Bal Ashram, their education is more than simply academic. They learn their rights, and they learn to assert their humanity. From slaves to shock troops in the war against child labor - the children of Bal Ashram fight for their peers still trapped in bonded labor. Please join us for this hopeful documentary about some of the world's most compassionate heroes and heroines and welcome filmmaker Leonard Morris to Green Lake!

Following the film, there will be an Opening Night Party for all ticket holders at Green Lake Town Square - Mill Pond Terrace. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale Friday August 16th and will be $20 for both the film and after party. We are pleased to announce this event will be catered by Peppercorn Catering, with Town Square Tap also available for beverages. Please go online Any questions, please email

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