“‘The Third Wave’ is truly a must-see for ourselves, our children and for anyone who has two good legs and a dollar in their pocket. It inspires the very best in us, just when we need that most, and comes as close to answering our purpose in life more than any other film I have seen in my recent memory.”
“It’s a wonderful film with exactly the right message.”
“I hope the four of you don’t start a band.”
After the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, four independent volunteers race off to Sri Lanka. They set up a first aid station at Peraliya, a tribal village devastated by 40-foot waves with more than 2,500 people dead. With little experience and a small van of supplies, they quickly find themselves running a refugee camp for over 3,000 people.
The world’s donated tsunami aid never materializes for Peraliya and a two week journey spirals into a yearlong odyssey of hope, heartbreak and setbacks. The volunteers break every rule in the “disaster aid books” and, out of the rubble, an entire village is born.
“The Third Wave” is a roadmap for volunteering. In a world of increasing natural and man-made disasters: EVERYONE IS NEEDED, NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
St. Charles Borromeo Church (10830 Moorpark St.) in North Hollywood will hold a complimentary screening of “The Third Wave—A Volunteer Story” on Thursday, January 28 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm). Parking will be available across from Moorpark Street, as well as on Moorpark St. and Lankershim Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jennifer Lamar at (323) 528-8808 or at Jayel210@gmail.com.