The sequel to the award-winning film - The ADVENTISTS - takes the viewer across the globe to explore the Adventist health story yesterday and today. Filmed in Haiti, Peru, Malawi, China, the Dominican Republic and on the Amazon River. Dramatic stories – Inspiring characters - for April 7, 2013 – World Health Day.
We went to West Virginia to shoot a small story about a winning horse trainer with a stable filled with losing horses, and ended up with more than we ever expected. What was supposed to be a few days of shooting turned into a few weeks, what began as a portrait became a landscape. We saw that Angelo's life became more interesting the more we placed it against the world he lived in; he has an adversarial relationship with the company who owns the track where his horses race. And so this piece became an exercise in distance: close enough to see the anger, expertise, and humor in the man, far enough to see how actively the system he lives in works to keep him out.