In this story of resilience and hope, writer-director Ann Hedreen traces the unlikely connection between the people of an asentamiento humano (human settlement) on the outskirts of Lima, and her great-uncle, a Swedish-American pioneer of the modern Peruvian fishing industry. The film shows how a single act of generosity ripples forward and backward through time, improving lives in the present and adding new understanding to the role of an outsider in the history of a country.
View the trailer here.
“(A) highly watchable personal video documentary.” -Chicago Reader
“Standout documentary.” -Village Voice
“Both polished and provocative.” -Chicago Sun-Times
“A fine work of memory, delicately crafted and suitably humble.” -The Stranger
“Highly recommended.” -Library Journal
“Poignant, occasionally humorous…attention-grabbing visuals.” -Booklist
“Three and a half Stars. Recommended.” -Video Librarian
“Imaginatively and beautifully filmed.” -Seattle Art Museum
“Elegant, understated, patient…a fine documentary.” -New Orleans Times Picayune
“Their best, most emotionally moving film to date.” -Seattle Times
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