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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.
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Three years, two continents, and one near-lawsuit later, H.O.P.E. Was Here will finally have its World Premiere on the front page of hopewasherefilm.com, powered by VHX. Instant streaming and downloads will be available to any device. You can even watch on your Chromecast, if you've got one.
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