H.O.P.E. Was Here

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Runtime:
58 Min
A story about the merits and pitfalls of short-term volunteering abroad, or "voluntourism."
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SD
Year:
2014
Age Rating:
0
H.O.P.E. Was Here
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 rehab 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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Audio:
English
Subtitles:
-
Runtime:
58 Min
Age Rating:
0
Year:
2014
Country:
Peru
USA

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