La Source (2012)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Tragedies & Catastrophes  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Oscar-nominated actor Don Cheadle narrates this documentary following the efforts of a Haitian-born janitor who works at Princeton University and his brother who still lives in the Caribbean to bring water to their rural village in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake that shook the country. Josue Lajuenesse was born in La Source, Haiti, a place where acquiring clean water entails dangerous trek up a steep mountain. Lajuenesse knows he is privileged to live in a place where he has easy access to the life-giving resource, and longs to the day when his brother back home and his fellow villagers needn't risk their lives in order to get it. When the 2010 earthquake strikes, Lajuenesse realizes that the time has come to make water just as accessible to his home village, and together with the support of the Princeton community and the help of his brother, a hard-working carpenter, he sets his dreams into motion with surprising and inspirational results.

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brother, carpenter, college, Haiti, janitor, village, water