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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.
Doc-lovers and volunteer travelers: here's how you can watch H.O.P.E. Was Here for FREE when it premieres next Friday, August 15.
Go to the H.O.P.E. Was Here store and pre-order the film. At checkout, use the code WATCHHOPEFREE to claim your free ticket to the online premiere! You will receive an email from VHX when the film is ready to view. Remember, you'll be streaming or downloading the film anywhere, to any device, directly from hopewasherefilm.com.
There are only 100 free tickets available (update: less than 80 tickets left) and they will go on a first-come, first-serve basis. So please, get yours now before they run out!