- Cultural History, Social Issues, Contemporary Issues, Personal Doc, and Foreign Worlds
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.
- Running time
- 72 minutes
- Brandon Vedder ... Producer, Cinematographer, Editor
- Patrick Shen ... Director, Producer, Cinematographer & Editor
- Prod. Co.
- Transcendental Media, All Cut Up Films
- United States
- Years of Production
- Port-au-Prince, Jacmel, La Source- Haiti & Princeton, NJ-USA
- Release year
- AFI Docs, Palm Springs Int, Big Sky, Heartland, Docuweeks, Environmental Film Festival
- Domestic- Filmbuff Educational- RO*CO
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