We regularly hear from viewers that the final sequence of The Witness is unforgettable. As Eddie Lama is inspired to bring his message of compassion to the streets of New York, busy holiday shoppers stop in their tracks, transfixed by the power of what he is sharing with them. Their faces, one after the other, show the dawning of awareness and concern, and then the awakening of empathy and conscience.
The impact of these remarkable images of transformation is multiplied many-fold by the soulful music of Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. Her song “Angel” captures the poignancy of her wish -- and the heartfelt wishes of so many people -- that those most marginalized and put upon, those most in need of justice, might somehow find comfort "in the arms of an angel."
Sarah McLachlan donated the use of her beautiful music to this project after seeing an early draft of the film. Her extraordinary artistry and generosity has allowed The Witness to touch the hearts and open the minds of caring people all over the world.