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A story about the merits and pitfalls of volunteering abroad.
Affluent, Boston-based college students embark on a weeklong goodwill trip to the slums of Lima, Peru in this story about the phenomenon of volunteer vacations—also known as "voluntourism" or service trips—which have fast become both a hallmark of global citizenry and a point of controversy for socially conscious millenials. In their attempts to teach English and work with developmentally disabled children, the students must confront the reality of their work and whether or not it’s creating positive change. A fresh take on a classic moral dilemma, H.O.P.E. Was Here deals with the intersection of privilege and poverty by asking what it really means to help people.
06/03/15 Hoboken International Film Festival, Middletown, NY
03/30/15 NYU Alternative Breaks, New York, NY
03/08/15 Llanberis Mountain Film Festival, Llanberis, UK
02/28/15 Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival, New York, NY
01/17/15 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
12/05/14 International Volunteer Day, Lochristi, Belgium
11/20/14 Boston University College of Communication, Boston, MA
11/09/14 University of Pittsburgh Global Brigades, Pittsburgh, PA
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