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Four volunteers travel to Peraliya, Sri Lankan after the 2004 tsunami, and their planned two-week journey becomes a year of heartbreak and rebirth.

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A volunteer film. Four independent volunteers with little money and no experience race off to volunteer in tsunami ravaged Sri Lanka . They meet up at the Colombo airport by fate, rent a van, fill it with supplies and start driving down the coast to see where they can help. They stumble into Peraliya, a tribal village which has been totally destroyed by a 40 foot wave overturning a train and killing over 2500 people. No-one is there helping so they set up a first aid station and find themselves in charge of a refugee camp with over 3000 people. A two week journey turns into a year long odyssey of heartbreak and hope as the villagers slowly begin to turn against them when the worlds donated tsunami money doesn't materialize. The volunteers push on through the death threats and break every rule in the 'Disaster Aid Books'. Everyone is needed : no skills required. Written by Anonymous

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After the 2010 Haiti earthquake disaster, director Alison Thompson flew to Haiti with Sean Penn and Oscar Gubernati and ran a field hospital and refugee camp of over 70,000 people for 6 months. See more »

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Donny: I walk around at home and nobody gives a f... , I come here and everybody cares its quite humbling really.
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2008 Cannes Film festival standing ovation
1 June 2008 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to get a much coveted ticket to The Third Wave film at the Presidential Jury Screening at the 2008 Cannes film festival last week. It was wall to wall packed. Bono showed up with Sean Penn and Michael Moore seemed to love it by that big grin and was hugging the filmmakers along with Natalie Portman, Faye Dunaway and a whole bunch of jury and celebrities. It was a powerful film and there was a really long standing ovation at the end of it. Big balls to Sean Penn and Morgan Spurlock for finding this film it was the pearl of the festival. The film stayed with me for a few days and kinda spoiled watching the other films as nothing was as good as it. I hope it gets picked up, the world should see it. The filmmakers spoke at the end in a very humble way and I got to talk to them at the after party. Donny the main character was like Indiana Jones and was a very funny guy. These guys are heroes.


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