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.
Documentary , Special Interest
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Don Cheadle
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for La Source

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Some documentaries just make you feel good about the world and the people in it, and "La Source" is definitely one of those.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012
Paste Magazine

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.

Full Review… | August 2, 2012
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for La Source

Wow. La Source is a beautiful blend of both inspiration and authenticity. It's a striking illustration of how one man can generate profound change. Highly recommended!

Kali Marie
Kali Marie

At a time when far too many documentaries prove to be nothing more than glorified tabloid news, the filmmakers behind "La Source" choose instead to follow an undeniably positive story about something that is in even scarcer supply today than the potable water at the center of the film: the indomitable human spirit. One leaves the theater believing that there's hope for humanity yet.

First Last
First Last

La Source is an amazing film that shows how one man's vision to make a change is accomplished. The scenery is incredible and the subjects of the film draw you into their world. I have already seen it twice and plan on showing it to everyone I know.


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