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La Source

He came from nothing. He gave them everything.

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Video from La Source

Overview

Genre
Cultural History, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, Personal Doc, and Foreign Worlds
Synopsis

Narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), in what The Washington Post calls an "artfully shot documentary," La Source tells the uplifting story of Josue Lajuenesse, a Haitian Princeton janitor who returns to his country after the devastating 2010 earthquake to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village's survival; clean water.

A hit at the 2012 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival where it received a standing ovation and a nomination for the Social Impact Award, this film from award-winning Director Patrick Shen (Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, The Philosopher Kings) is not just a movie about clean water and community transformation; it is a story of one unlikely hero, empowered by a vision, who did whatever it took to ignite the passion of people thousands of miles away to change the lives of those in La Source forever.

Stage
finished
Running time
72 minutes

Credits

  • Brandon Vedder ... Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
  • Patrick Shen ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Transcendental Media, All Cut Up Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
2011
Locations
Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, La Source- Haiti & Princeton, NJ-USA

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
AFI Docs, Palm Springs Int, Big Sky, Heartland, Docuweeks, Environmental Film Festival
Distribution
Domestic- Filmbuff Educational- RO*CO
Language
English
Subtitles
French

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