Documentary Feature • 50 min 46 sec – Completed Jan 2016
Inspire Hope is a documentary film about a shoe donation campaign created to help impoverished children around the world. The film centers around Brian, the founder of non-profit organization Think Kindness, a group of U.S. Students, and the orphans they travel to help in central Kenya.
During the groups stay at the orphanage they get to know the children and learn about their stories. They discover stories of abandonment, disease, physical and sexual violence, and complete loss of family. Despite the shocking worlds the children come from, their joy of life and outlook on happiness cause the group to challenge the way they see the world themselves.
As the group travels through Kenya they soon find out that small acts of kindness, such as a pair of shoes, have larger effects than they could have ever imagined. Inspire Hope is a touching true story that inspires to show that a person can change the world no matter how small the act of kindness may be.
Cast & Crew
Brian Williams & Bryon Evans
Brian Williams, Matthew Lee
Our new extended family. The Maasai people of Maasai Mara.
Four Kenyan people standing on a cliff.
Hard to describe what I saw that day.
Bunk beds seen in the documentary Inspire Hope.
Bathroom area and wheel chair in a room painted green
Children from Huruma’s Children’s Home
Kids lining up to get their portraits taken during documentary shoot
Huruma Children’s Home.
The children loved Shannon.
Posing for a picture with the children.
People shopping at a Kenyan fruit market
A Kenyan farm with beautiful greenery