La Source (2012)


ABOUT:
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.

A hit at the 2012 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival where it received a standing ovation and a nomination for the Social Impact Award, this film from award-winning Director Patrick Shen (Flight from Death: The Quest for Immortality, The Philosopher Kings) is not just a movie about clean water and community transformation; it is a story of one unlikely hero, empowered by a vision, who did whatever it took to ignite the passion of people thousands of miles away to change the lives of those in La Source forever.

THE TEAM:
Directed by Patrick Shen
Produced by Patrick Shen, Brandon Vedder, Jordan Wagner
Narrated by Don Cheadle
Cinematography by Patrick Shen, Brandon Vedder
Edited by Patrick Shen, Brandon Vedder

RELEASE:
• Opened in theaters in Los Angeles and New York in August 2012
• Now available at Vimeo On Demand, iTunes, and DVD

ACCLAIM:
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 by Sigur Ros, La Source 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