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.
“Directed by Patrick Shen and narrated by the lovely Don Cheadle with music scored by Sigur Ros, La Source is cut from exceptional talent.”—Huffington Post
“An uplifting story of humanitarianism and development stemming from the local level.”—IndieWire
“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
Official Selection SILVERDOCS Film Festival