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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. is back.
After a screening and hour-long discussion last night with NYU Alternative Breaks, we're happy to once again put the film online at hopewasherefilm.com for anyone to buy or rent.
Colleges, volunteer organizations, and other groups wanting to set up their own screenings can buy the educational download. There are no licensing contracts, additional fees, or screening limitations associated with the download. Just buy and screen as much as you want—the film is yours, forever. Plus, you get 3 free rentals to share with colleagues or friends.
Individuals can rent the film and stream it to their browsers, mobile devices, Chromecasts, or Rokus. It's all powered by VHX.