Coming to theatres (as part of the International Documentary Association’s Oscar-qualifying DocuWeeks) at NYC’s IFC Center this Friday, August 3 and at LA’s Laemmle NoHo 7 on Friday, August 10: LA SOURCE
Patrick Shen’s story of one Haitian’s quest to provide his village with clean water had its world premiere earlier this Summer at Silverdocs. Upcoming screenings after DocuWeeks include Colorado’s DocuWest, with further engagements forthcoming.
I included the film in my coverage of Silverdocs for Indiewire, writing:
Patrick Shen expands on one of the subjects of his earlier film, THE PHILOSOPHER KINGS, in this portrait of Josue Lajeunesse, a janitor at Princeton by day and cabdriver by night, who finally realizes a long-held dream to bring clean water to his rural Haitian hometown. Against the backdrop of the devastating aftermath of the earthquake, Shen presents an uplifting story of humanitarianism and development stemming from the local level.