Up and Coming: Father Joseph

October 6, 2016

in Movies

Film (2015)
Written and directed by Jeff Kaufman

Boston screening and panel discussion, including the filmmaker:
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St #1000, Boston
October 7, 2016, 6pm on

Father Joseph

Father Joseph

An account of the career of an inspiring Haitian social activist who, on a variety of fronts, has stimulated a whole range of social programs.

“Father Joseph founded Haiti’s largest micro-credit bank for the poor (Sevis Finansye Fonkoze) with a special mission of empowering peasant women through literacy classes, small business training, and community-building loans. He also founded a 650-student K-14 school, an orphanage, a clean water project, a reforestation program (planting thousands of trees), a health clinic, a radio station, a home construction effort, and The University of Fondwa (Haiti’s first rural college). Over the years several of his close friends and colleagues were murdered because of their work for the poor. Almost everything Father Joseph built over 25 years was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, but he keeps moving forward with an infectious sense of humor, an inspiring determination, and a deep, inclusive faith.”

Much of Father Joseph’s community has just been destroyed by Hurricane Matthew and he will not be able to travel to Boston for the screening. Support for the film and for Father Joseph’s project is especially needed at this point, so if you can come to the screening and/or purchase the DVD of the film, the help would be most welcome.

An active RSVP link to the Friday event is included in the flyer. Please sign up and come if you possibly can!
Boston Screening Info with RSVP

Here is a how one can purchase the FATHER JOSEPH DVD (profits go to Father Joseph’s work).

– BADMan

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