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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 has two new homes on the internet: Amazon Instant Video and Vimeo On Demand.
Since these pages get higher visibility and traffic with more page activity, we're asking you, our friends and followers, to kindly leave a short review on Amazon, or a comment on Vimeo. If you've seen the film, would you do that for us?
We'll also be announcing two upcoming screenings in the weeks ahead. Both will be open to the public, and both will be in Toronto, ON.