"Rainmakers" is a series that tells the inspiring story of six youth leaders from around the world who have overcome difficult personal situations to take control of their lives and help others.
Razvan Marcu got his start demanding the fall of communism and Romanian dictator Ceausescu. Now, he carries on the fight for a clean environment as leader of his own action group ECOSENS.
Other titles in the series are:
Rena McLeod in Canada - An aboriginal mother fights for native justice.
Ramiro Garcia in Peru - Social change is possible through the arts and humor.
Victor "Gotti" Cherry in New York - A former gang leader now works with troubled youth.
Shakuntala Kazmi in India - A low-caste Hindu, Shakuntala Kazmi fights for women's rights.
Jongsada Suwanchondee in Thailand - HIV-positive, a former heroin addict helps others understand AIDS.
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-361-7
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-741-7
"All six videos feature well-selected historical footage, lively action, and, above all, engaging heroes who have much to show to young people. This series demonstrates to teenage viewers that individuals can make a difference and there are ways they, too, can get involved in their own communities."
"Visually dynamic and deeply personal in approach. Hart and Côté avoid ponderous docu-speak pacing...Instead, they concentrate on getting as close and personal with a subject's psyche as the camera will permit. The results are often moving."
The (Montreal) Gazette
"This series is highly recommended for libraries and media centers."
Orlando Archibeque, University of Colorado, MC Journal