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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Director & Editor: Robin Truesdale
Producer: Bill Adler
FILM REVIEW BY JOHAN MAURER June 2020
“History and chronology, naturally, play an important role in how the film is organized, but this exquisite editing is something to celebrate.”