Selavi, That is Life: A Haitian Story of Hope

Based on real experiences, Youme details the lives of street children who live in a banyan tree and who support themselves by working and begging. When their self-sufficient community is dashed by uniformed men, a church congregation rescues them saying "Alone, we may be a single drop of water, but together we can be a mighty river." Together, young and old build a house for the children. It is wrecked by political opponents, and they build it again. They start a children's radio station where they broadcast their troubles and triumphs, a station that exists today. That IS life - and it is a story of hope. Winner for Younger Children, 2005.


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