WINNER: "AWARD OF MERIT" 2013 ACCOLADE FILM COMPETITION
WINNER: "BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE" 2014 ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER: "BEST SOCIAL-ISSUE FILM" 2014 COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 NEWFILMMAKERS NY [SPRING SERIES]
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 CENTRAL FLORIDA CHRISTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 LOGAN FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 ENFOQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2014 SOUTH CANYON LUTHERAN FILM FESTIVAL
Just outside the city limits of Tegucigalpa, Honduras sits the city's only trash dump, "El Crematorio." The dump is filled with kids, some younger than ten who, along with their families, collect trash for a living. Born into one of the most viscous cycles of poverty imaginable, many of these kids become addicted to drugs and eventually end up begging on the streets. However, that is not this story. This is the story of a few dedicated Hondurans who started a school across the street from the dump and the first class of nine students they led to graduate high school. The Dust on Our Feet focuses on three of those nine students over a 3-month period leading up to their graduation.
The Amor, Fe y Esperanza (AFE) school prepares kids for a life not just beyond the dump, but beyond what they can even imagine. Frequently, the teachers at AFE will say to their students, "nos vemos en la universidad" meaning "see you at the university." From the humblest of beginnings initially teaching classes in the trash dump, AFE is now a thriving school that is actively transforming lives and combating the cycle of poverty by addressing not just the educational needs, but the whole of the needs of children and parents alike in the community. For more information about AFE, please visit the link below.
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