Premiere Screening of “Reparando” to be Shown at JBU
Siloam Springs, Arkansas (April 12, 2011) - “Reparando,” a documentary on Guatemala’s attempt to rise above a 36-year civil war, will premiere on Monday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Berry Performing Arts Center on the Siloam Springs campus of John Brown University.
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.
The John Brown University Cheerleading Squad and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) are hosting the screening. Tickets are $5 and are available online at www.reparandomovie.com/screenings or at the door. All proceeds will go towards a micro-enterprise project in Guatemala featured in the film.
According to film producers 75 percent 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.
“God is repairing Guatemala one story at a time through those who have already been repaired,” said Scott Moore, producer and director. “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.”
For more information on ‘Reparando’ and to view the trailer, visit www.reparandomovie.com.