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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.
H.O.P.E. Was Here premieres tomorrow, August 15, and there are still free tickets available! As of this post, there are 34 pre-orders up for grabs. Got a friend who loves docs, volunteering, or international development? Give them a free movie to queue up this weekend
Your pal just needs to use the code WATCHHOPEFREE at the H.O.P.E. Store checkout to secure their instant streaming or download, for free.
We can't wait for tomorrow!