La Source (2012)
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After an earthquake devastates his beloved country, a Haitian Princeton janitor seeks the support of the privileged community he serves every day and sacrifices everything to revive his lifelong dream to bring what is most fundamental to his village's survival: clean water.
May 20, 2013
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Some documentaries just make you feel good about the world and the people in it, and "La Source" is definitely one of those.
Although audiences may find themselves similarly frustrated by the film's reduction in scope, it nevertheless effectively focuses on the efforts of Josue Lajeunesse and his vision of building out the foundation laid by his father.
In this gleaming little gem of a documentary, a janitor devotes everything to the cause of bringing fresh water to his Haitian village. It's the rare example of an issue film that lets its subjects sell the story instead of having it thrust upon them.
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