Living on One Dollar, a film by Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci, Sean Leonard, and Ryan Christofferson
The is a beautiful film, a beautiful story, a beautiful journey, and a beautiful cause. It is rare to find people who are willing not only to live out of their comfort zone to learn more about the world we live in, but that have devoted their lives to raising awareness and inspiring action around extreme poverty.
In 2010, four young college friends traveled to rural Guatemala to capture their struggles, sacrifices, and strengths while living in a small village town on less than a dollar a day. Dedicated to emersing themselves in the culture and the community, they were able to begin to understand what impoverished people around the world struggle with on a daily basis in order to simply survive. While battling hunger and getting to know their neighbors, Chris, Zach, Sean, and Ryan realized there are no simple solutions.
Everytime I seem to forget what matters most, I find a documentary like Living on One Dollar to ground me and remind me where my focus needs to be. This film is extrememly important and the mission that has developed out of the film and the filmmakers experiences has the power to make impactful, positive, and lasting change.
“Please don’t forget the people here in Peña Blanca, because we are not only fighting to better our lives, we are also fighting just to survive.”
– Anthony, a member of the Peña Blanca village