In 2017 ALDEA was selected from among hundreds of applicants as one of twelve organizations profiled in Season 22 of The Visionaries, a public television series. The resulting 27-minute documentary—”ALDEA: It Takes a Village”—has been airing on public television stations throughout the U.S. since spring 2018 and is available for screening events.
About the Film
Supported by donors from throughout the United States, ALDEA funds grassroots development programs in western Guatemala’s rural Mayan communities. “It Takes a Village” tells a story that begins with ALDEA’s founder, Dr. Carroll Behrhorst, who realized fifty years ago that rural Guatemalans have the capacity to solve their own development problems. Capturing ALDEA’s continued focus on empowerment, the episode highlights two communities at different stages of building a healthier future through clean water, sanitation, hygiene, food security, and nutrition.
First, if you haven’t yet, we hope you’ll watch the film! You can view the full documentary on our home page. Please share the link and encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to watch it as well.
Host a screening! Whether you want to plan a small gathering at your home or a large public showing at your university or library, we’ll support you in hosting a great event. Contact us for more information.
Promote PBS airings. Check here to see if “It Takes a Village” is scheduled to air on your local station. Then contact us for more information about how to promote existing airings or request that your local station carry our Visionaries episode.
WIPBDT in Indianapolis, IN: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 – 6 pm Eastern. Learn how to tune in here.
KVCRDT in San Bernardino/Los Angeles, CA: Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 10 pm Pacific. Learn how to tune in here.
WBGUDT in Lima, OH: Sunday, May 27, 2018 – 2 pm Eastern. Learn how to tune in here.
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Images by Visionaries