Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
DVD Purchase $205, Rent $95
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-359-5
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-387-X
Citizenship and Civics
Awards and Festivals
Gold Plaque, Best Educational Documentary Series, Chicago International TV Competition
A Series of 6 Programs
Rainmakers - Series 1
Six youth leaders from around the world are making a difference.
RAINMAKERS tells the inspiring stories of six youth leaders from around the world who overcome difficult personal situations to take control of their lives and help others.
Journey to the United States, Romania, India, Canada, Peru and Thailand to encounter these young activists who are crusading for change.
The titles in the series are:
Rena McLeod in Canada - An aboriginal mother fights for native justice.
Razvan Marcu in Romania - After Ceausescu, Razvan Marcu now fights for a clean environment.
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.
"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