Casa

Year
2018
Country
USA
Duration:
10 mins

Overview

World Premiere
“All we’re doing is giving these kids basic tools to live a normal life,” says Canadian photographer Nathan Beninger, who created Pura Vida, a safe house in Cusco, Peru, for exploited girls. In Casa, we meet four sisters whose family disintegrated when their mother died and the eldest was sold into slavery. Now all four live in the safety of Pura Vida, where they are learning to be kids again. Beninger's fundraising eschews words like “child prostitute” because, he says, “It shuts people’s brains right off.” And for Pura Vida, every penny counts.

Production Team

Director
Jeremy Grant

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2019 Mountainfilm Festival.