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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 is pressing pause on its online run.
Starting October 16, the film will be unavailable to watch online for the rest of this year in order to comply with a fresh round of film festival submissions. We're also announcing some special screenings this fall, so stay tuned!
October 15 will be the last day to stream or download H.O.P.E. Was Here in 2014. Don't miss out!
We'll be back online in 2015 once we're done with the festival circuit.