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February 14, 2011
Contact: Scott Moore
Reparando, a documentary on Guatemala’s attempt to rise above a 36-year civil war, to premiere at Omaha Film Festival March 5.
Omaha, NE—Athentikos presents ‘Reparando’, a documentary on Guatemala’s struggle to repair itself and its people following a 36-year civil war at the Omaha Film Festival on Saturday, March 5 at the Great Escape Theatre. Show starts at 2:30 p.m. and is appropriate for all ages.
The documentary follows Shorty, a pastor and former gang member, and Tita, who started a school in Guatemala’s most notorious slum, as they join forces to invoke positive change and repair the country and its people.
“In 2006, my wife and I visited Guatemala to meet our adopted son for the first time,” says Scott Moore, producer of ‘Reparando’, who is a Hastings College graduate. “We were amazed by the contrast between beauty of the land and the unbelievable hardships of the people.”
75% of Guatemala’s population lives below the poverty line. An estimated 20,000 children live in orphanages and at least 6,000 more in the streets of Guatemala City alone. Hindering their rise from these conditions are gang culture, chronic malnutrition, poor education and a lack of resources.
Moore and his wife, Amelia, began to investigate the cause of these issues and traced it to what was essentially a loss of an entire generation due to the civil war. But they see hope rising.
“I’m thrilled to finally be able to share the incredible story of ‘Reparando’ with the public in the hopes of inspiring people to live generously with their time, talents and treasure”, says Moore.
For more information on ‘Reparando’, visit
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