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Reparando, a documentary on Guatemala’s attempt to rise above a 36-year civil war, to premiere in West Michigan October 13 and 14.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Athentikos presents Reparando, a documentary on Guatemala’s struggle to repair itself and its people following a 36-year civil war, and will hold its West Michigan premiere on Wednesday, October 13 at Celebration Cinema Rivertown and Thursday, October 14 at Celebration Cinema North. Shows start at 7 p.m. on both dates and are 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. “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.
“God is repairing Guatemala one story at a time through those who have already been repaired,” says Moore. “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.”
By documenting the amazing stories of people giving their lives away to change these statistics for the better, Athentikos hopes to raise capital for micro-enterprise in Guatemala.
Tickets cost $5 and are available online at and
Reparando Synopsis
On the morning of June 18, 1954, the United States C.I.A. dropped leaflets in Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the president. Guatemala was ravaged by Civil War for the next 36 years. But hope is rising. In the midst of incredible odds, victims have been transformed into champions who willfully embrace the pain of their pasts to help repair the next generation. This is their story. Shorty, a former gang member who is now a pastor and Tita, a woman who started a school in Guatemala’s most notorious slum joined forces to repair La Limonada.
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