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The Resource La Source, Transcendental Media presents in association with All Cut Up Films, (videorecording)

La Source, Transcendental Media presents in association with All Cut Up Films, (videorecording)

Label
La Source
Title
La Source
Statement of responsibility
Transcendental Media presents in association with All Cut Up Films
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • hat
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"In La Source (pronounced lah-soos), Haiti water does not come easily. Each day, villagers of this small, rural community must choose between enduring a long, treacherous walk to retrieve clean water or drink contaminated water from a nearby river. For over 30 years, the villagers have attempted to address this problem by constructing a means of channeling the water from a natural spring in the mountains, but with limited funding and an unsupportive government their attempts to provide clean water were to no avail. Since he was a teenager, Josue Lajeunesse, along with his brother Chrismedonne have dreamt of remedying this problem for their people. In 1989, Josue moved from La Source to New Jersey where he found employment as a custodian at Princeton University. His custodial work and second job as a taxi driver, which total close to 20 hours a day, allows him to send money home to La Source so that he and Chrismedonne, a bricklayer in La Source, could work on channeling the water from the mountain into their village. First introduced to audiences in Director Patrick Shen's critically-acclaimed and multiple awardwinning documentary, The Philosopher Kings, Josue Lajeunesse has inspired thousands through his story of selflessness and resilience. Since the sold-out premiere screenings of The Philosopher Kings at AFI-Discovery Channel's Silverdocs Film Festival in 2009, audiences everywhere have rallied around Josue and donated to his cause of completing a fresh water system for the inhabitants of La Source. "It was at our Silverdocs Q&A that I had the realization that my involvement with Josue's story was far from over," says Shen. "The first hand that went up led to a whole discussion about how others could get involved with Josue and his efforts to bring water to La Source and that became a recurring thing at every screening of the film." Amidst all of this, a massive earthquake ravaged Haiti in 2010 and sent the country into a tailspin while the rest of the globe sprung into action to come to its aid. Meanwhile for Shen and his team, what began as a humanitarian endeavor to help Josue, quickly evolved into a new follow up film about Josue, his return to Haiti for the first time post-earthquake, and his decades-long struggle to save the people of his village. "We were unsure as to whether or not this would become a film someday. We just knew something powerful and amazing was happening." -- from distributor's website
Cataloging source
ORC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Patrick Shen ; executive producers, Christian Tureaud, David Salzberg, Regina Manian, Jordan Wagner ; Producers, Jordan Wagner, Patrick Shen, Brandon Vedder ; Original music, Mateo Messina ; Cinematography and editing, Patrick Shen, Brandon Vedder
Language note
In English with some Haitian dialogue. Includes English subtitles
LC call number
RA593.H35
LC item number
L37 2012
PerformerNote
Narrated by Don Cheadle
Runtime
71
Technique
live action
Label
La Source, Transcendental Media presents in association with All Cut Up Films, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes both 56 and 71 minute versions of the film
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
5629268
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (71 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn845062733
  • (OCoLC)845062733
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
La Source, Transcendental Media presents in association with All Cut Up Films, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Includes both 56 and 71 minute versions of the film
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
5629268
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (71 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn845062733
  • (OCoLC)845062733
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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