Soñadora follows the story of Andrea Haro, from her rural upbringing in Pintag, Ecuador to her move to Rumiloma, a small neighborhood outside of Quito. It is here that she discovered the birth of Manna Project International Ecuador and her love for the English language. Thanks to the work of the Manna volunteers and her determination and aspirations, Andrea is soon to be graduating university and hopes to work abroad.
Manna Project works to improve the lives of people by creating a holistic and sustainable education program for children and adults, responding to their needs and desires. Manna continues to grow in Ecuador and successfully provides a library, classes in English and Nutrition and various exercise programs to Rumiloma and surrounding neighborhoods.
Find out more at mannaproject.org/
This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot primarily with a Canon XA10.
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Producer: Nestor Vera
Director: Lauren Kesler
Cinematographer: Jaclyn Vresics
Editor: William O'Donnell
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