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
This is a section from my documentary "The Dust on Our Feet" featuring the story of the Castro family.
They have an amazing story and it was a privilege to share life with them while in Honduras.
Here's the description for the full documentary:
Just outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras sits the city's only trash dump which is filled with kids, some younger than ten, who collect trash for a living. Often these kids will get sucked into this culture and become addicted to drugs and eventually end up on the streets begging.
However, that's not this story.
This story centers around a school right across the street, which thanks to a few dedicated Hondurans, began to educate kids instead of them having to work in the dump.
AFE started nearly ten years ago when they rescued the first group of kids from the dump. Since then they have been educating these kids and preparing them to live a life beyond even what they can imagine. Frequently, the teachers at AFE will say to the kids, 'nos vemos en la universidad' meaning 'see you at the university.'
On December 10th 2011, AFE held its first ever graduation and those first nine kids rescued became the first ever from the dump community to attend college.
'The Dust on Our Feet' follows three of those nine students over a 3-month period leading up to their graduation.
This is a beautiful story of life & education among the trash.
Here's the link to the teaser: vimeo.com/79526417
imdb.com/title/tt3088372/combined | fallingkid.com | afehonduras.org