One of the many lessons I’ve learned over the past 9 years of working on A Chance for Peace came immediately to mind on that first day: just listen. So I asked, “What is your definition of peace?” My favorite response: “Peace is gift you give to someone else.” Brilliant.
"I feel love , hope , pride, community , concern , growth, sincerity , joy… and I’m afraid I’ll forget it before long for the sake of re-acclamation."
“Human beings are human beings. Despite our small differences, there is nothing that is so different that it should be divisive. Relationships are what are most important. People need people.”
"... in the end, love, home, and happiness cannot be measured by what’s around you, but by who’s around you."
I wanted to know what pain people felt in this part of the world. I wanted to know what it meant to fight for your life. Now, I’ve come closer to having an understanding of that struggle.
The human quality of selflessness, strength, and generosity I’ve witnessed here brings me to tears. And yet so many people are afraid to come here.
"This isn’t just some horrible place where only the truly unfortunate live. This is where people survive."
"Never has the word 'good' meant so much to me, coming from a boy who has such a unique, albeit tragic, perspective to know what good really is."
The people and places bare resemblance to my first experience in Kenya. But I know that there is still so much to learn.
I’ve never shot a documentary before. This is usually the point in my travels where my heart races and I ask myself, “What have you done?”