Alright, I’m usually a little jaded. I’ve been a lot of places and after being a part-time firefighter and EMT for many years I’ve been hardened about many things.
Last night I saw a film, Lost in Woonsocket, that blew my mind. The film was done by John Chester and the guys from Random 1. They had a reality series on A&E for one season about helping people. I caught a few of them but didn’t quite ‘get it’ even though I enjoyed the show. They took one of the stories and created a brilliant documentary about the process and the experience. And they had an effect on me.
The trailer that was used to preview the show is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf_pMWdBgk0.
The trailer doesn’t even do the movie justice. It’s a movie that makes you laugh, cry, wince, but most importantly, have hope. It gives you hope that there are people out there that really do care. It also reinforces that a little bit of caring can go a long, long way.
A new Foundation has been created, Lost in America, to promote the film and to help with fundraising. Watch for this – and if you want to see it – demand that your local independent theater contact the Random 1 guys to show it. Then make your kids see it. It will change their lives.