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La Source

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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.


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Running Time: 71 min
Subject(s): Activism, Current Affairs, Education, Human Rights, Personal Story, Poverty, Society
Language(s): English
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Producer(s): Jordan Wagner, Patrick Shen, Brandon see all »

Press

  • “Some documentaries just make you feel good about the world and the people in it and 'La Source' is definitely one of those."
    Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times
  • "Patrick Shen's artfully shot documentary.."
    Stephanie Murrey, Washington Post
  • "Directed by Patrick Shen and narrated by the lovely Don Cheadle with music scored by Sigur Ros, LaSource is cut from exceptional talent."
    Huffington Post
  • “A really beautiful movie that I could totally see getting into the conversation around Oscar time.”
    ComingSoon.net
  • “Fascinating and affecting.”
    Steve Pond, The Wrap
  • “an uplifting story of humanitarianism and development stemming from the local level."
    IndieWire
  • "(****) 'La Source" is a real life fairytale, where a once hopeless romantic ideal catches fire and ultimately, the dream comes true."
    Reel Georgia
  • "I’ve seen this movie twice, and there were tears and cheers both times."
    Dan Schindel, Current Movie Reviews
  • "This film offers terrific images that allude to internal states, loneliness and worry, resolve and poise."
    Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
  • "...one has to be the most dedicated of cynics to remain unmoved.."
    Scott Wold, Paste Magazine

Festival & Awards

  • AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs Film Festival - 2012
    Nominated Social Impact Award
  • Rome International Film Festival - 2012
    Nominated Best Documentary
  • Arclight Cinemas Documentary Film Festival - 2012
    Winner Best Documentary / Social Issue Category
  • Docuwest International Documentary Film Festival - 2012
  • Voices from the Waters International Film Festival - 2012
  • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival - 2012
  • Heartland Film Festival - 2012
  • Red Rock Film Festival - 2012
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival - 2013
  • Boulder International Film Festival - 2013
  • Big Sky Documentary Film Festival - 2013
  • D.C. Environmental Film Festival - 2013
  • Green Bay Film Festival - 2013

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