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A lyrical film about poverty

This is a charming trailer about Dreaming Nicaragua, a documentary about four impoverished Nicaragua kids and a traveling art teacher who coaxes them to express their innermost ideas. As you can see from the trailer, this is a light-hearted look at these kids and the film is winning awards. I'm personally delighted by this. The film is produced by the Padre Fabretto Foundation, a very worthwhile nonprofit group in Nicaragua run by my former housemate, Kevin Marinacci. Fabretto was originally an orphanage project set up by an Italian priest in Nicaragua but has expanded to become a training, health and community development project that very directly improves the lives of some 7,500 children and adolescents. Bravo, Kevin!


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John Troidl

Valuable article on a terrific film. Thanks!

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