We have the honour of being an official selection for the Bahamas International Film Festival. Put 11 am on 10 December in your calendar and come see our film at the Melia Hotel, Cable Beach, New Providence. The little movie we made about this inspiring school has really...Read More
When we were filming “EVERY CHILD COUNTS”, we had the great fortune to be able to include the fundraising concerts of MUSIC DOING GOOD, a wonderful organization from Houston, Texas. This nonprofit arts organization has the mission “to inspire and transform lives through...Read More
Given the cold Canadian winters, it’s not surprising that the Bahamas with its warm island breezes and friendly inhabitants attracts so many Canadians. Several of these “snowbirds” arrived on the doorstep of the EVERY CHILD COUNTS school to become either teachers or volunteers...Read More
I was inspired to make this film about this amazing school in Abaco by my friend Mavis Payne. Mavis and her husband John had moored their sailboat in the harbour at Hopetown for many years, under the watchful eye of Truman Major and they became good friends with him and his...Read More
Lyn Major, founder of Every Child Counts
Our documentary, Every Child Counts, tells the inspiring and uplifting tale of a group of parents in a small island community who were faced with a bleak situation; other children bullied their learning-disabled children, and their teachers weren’t trained to deal with them. Most of the time they were told their children should not come to school at all.
Producer/Director Wendy Loten and her crew have over three decades of experience in independent documentary production. Each of them also has a personal connection to the Bahamas that made producing this story extra special. Read about each of the crew members and discover the broad experience they have brought to film Every Child Counts.
Every Child Counts school delivers more than an education to its students. Here individuals feel valued, capable, talented and intelligent despite whatever challenges life has thrown at a them. Located in Marsh Harbour in the Abaco island chain in the Bahamas, ECC proves that every child can learn, wants to participate and has something to offer. It inspired us to make this documentary, but we encourage you to discover more about their history, programmes and goals. Visit their website