Sweet Home Monteverde

‘Sweet Home Monteverde’ traces the journey of nine Quaker families from rural Fairhope, Alabama, who, during the Korean War, immigrated to Costa Rica, a country that had just abolished its army. The film follows them to the mountaintop village they named Monteverde and documents their environmental stewardship, their creation of the largest cloud-forest reserve in Central America, their pioneering work on ecotourism, their early clarion calls to fight climate change — and the legacy of their activism as passed down to succeeding generations of Monteverde Friends School students.

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Sweet Home Monteverde Trailer from Robin Truesdale on Vimeo.

Director & Editor: Robin Truesdale
Producer: Bill Adler

“History and chronology, naturally, play an important role in how the film is organized, but this exquisite editing is something to celebrate.”


We are seeking funds to complete the edit and secure licensing for music and archival footage. All funds raised will be used toward this goal. Thank you for your assistance!

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For tax-deductible donations, please visit our fiscal sponsor: The Denver Film Society

If you prefer to donate offline, checks can be written to Sweet Home Monteverde and sent to:
Robin Truesdale
1711 W Barberry Cir
Louisville, CO 80027

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Robin Truesdale

  • Louisville, Colorado

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