La Source

Director: Patrick Shen
Total Running Time: 71 minutes
Release Date: 2012
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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.

2012 AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival – Nominated Social Impact Award
2012 Rome International Film Festival – Nominated Best Documentary
2012 Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival – Winner Best Documentary / Social Issue Category
2012 Docuwest International Documentary Film Festival
2012 Voices from the Waters International Film Festival
2012 Docuweeks (NYC and Los Angeles)
2012 Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
2012 Heartland Film Festival
2012 Red Rock Film Festival
2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival
2013 Boulder International Film Festival
2013 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
2013 D.C. Environmental Film Festival
2013 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival
2013 Green Bay Film Festival
2012 The Wrap’s Oscar Screening Series
2012 Ventura Film Society
2012 Henry Miller Memorial Library

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