La Source

Josue Lajeunesse is a Haitian immigrant, a single dad, a janitor at Princeton University who also fills in as a taxi driver to make ends meet. Clean water is not easily accessible in Haiti, and it’s a huge problem in Josue's home village, La Source. Each day, villagers choose between walking for miles along treacherous terrain to retrieve clean water or drink from the contaminated river. Narrated by Don Cheadle, this is a story of clean water and community transformation because one ordinary man is determined to make change.

Directors

Patrick Shen

Country

Haiti/USA

Year

2012

Running Time

71 mins

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La SourceJosue Lajeunesse is a Haitian immigrant, a single dad, a janitor at Princeton University who also fills in as a taxi driver to make ends meet. But Josue’s also got a dream. And since the 2010 earthquake and the outbreak of cholera that follows, he relies that dream urgently needs to become a reality. Clean water is not easily accessible in Haiti, and it's a huge problem in Josue’s home village of La Source. Each day, villagers choose between walking for miles along treacherous terrain to retrieve clean water or to drink from the contaminated river. With the help of the villagers and by bringing together students at Princeton and NGO’s, Josue’s team works together to raise the funds for a viaduct. Yet what lays ahead is a monumental task: creating a sustainable, modern system from the source to bring clean water and community transformation because one ordinary man is determined to make change.

Screening: June 01, 2013 at New People Cinema. Northern California Premiere.

Discussion with: Patrick Shen, director.

WINNER: 2013 Audience Award