As It Was
A young boy, Mason, senses that the relationship between his parents isn’t as perfect as he thought. His older siblings are coming to terms with their futures already, while he struggles to understand the nature of family separation.
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‘It could be you!’ says the big cardboard man in the convenience store. Bernie knows it will never be him. Still, as he trudges through life in a grey, dull world where people say as little as possible to each other, the highlight of Bernie’s soul-crushing daily routine is buying, checking and then crumpling his losing lottery tickets. What Bernie doesn’t know – yet – is that fortune comes in many forms, and at any moment it can slam into you like a speeding car. Or in this case, an SUV.
Adventurer Vince Vetro goes on a cycling expedition in Nicaragua in order to grow his micro-finance NGO, The Lending Journey, an organization which provides micro loans to underprivileged Nicaraguan women. What follows is the slow unravelling of his organization, and a soulful examination of what constitutes real success and failure in international development.