In La Source, water does not come easily. For the past 200 years, villagers of this remote Haitian village have had to choose either to endure a dangerous and physically taxing walk to fetch clean water or drink contaminated water from a nearby river. For over 30 years, the villagers have tried to address this problem by constructing a way to channel the water from a natural spring in the mountains. Sadly, they were unable to do so due to limited funding and an unsupportive government. For the Lajeunesse Brothers, the time had come to finish the work their father and community had commenced. As a young man, Josue moved from La Source to New Jersey where he found employment as a custodian at Princeton University. His custodial work and second job as a taxi driver – a 20-hour workday, allowed him to send money home to La Source so he and his brother Chrismedonne – who remained in La Source and found work as a carpenter – could properly channel the water from the mountain into their village.
Our journey to La Source takes us on an adventure as the Lajeunesse Brothers work together to rally the support of a group of Princeton students, a Los Angeles-based charity called Generosity Water, and the people of La Source, to fulfill their late father’s dream to improve the conditions of their impoverished village. La Source is not just a movie about the transformation of a community but the story of two brothers empowered by a shared vision and how they ignited the passion of people thousands of miles away to change the lives of the people in La Source forever. Where water runs, life flows.