SOMEWHERE NEAR TAPACHULA Chronicles Life of Surfers in Central America

Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Documentary Feature SOMEWHERE NEAR TAPACHULA Just Added to Schedule
The Flagstaff Film Festival welcomes feature documentary SOMEWHERE NEAR TAPACHULA to our roster of high-quality independent films screening this August 9-16 in Flagstaff, Arizona.

SOMEWHERE NEAR TAPACHULA, dir. Stefan Hunt

In November 2000, Alan and Pamela Skuse left their home on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, to volunteer at an orphanage in Tapachula for twelve months. The organisation they were assisting closed down after six months, leaving the Skuses with a life changing decision. To return to Australia, or take on the overwhelming challenge of caring for the remaining 7 children full time.

The thought of leaving the kids, who would go back to the streets, and lives of abuse, was not an option. So despite the lack of resources and support, Pam and Alan decided to take on the huge responsibility of establishing their own refuge.

'Albergue, Mision Mexico, dando Amor, Vida y Esperanza' (Refuge, Mission Mexico, giving Love, Life and Hope) was formed, with the dream of creating a family environment, rather than an institution.

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