'Generation Hope' is the new half-hour documentary movie – from the same award-winning director as 'Child 31: The Story of Mary’s Meals' – which shows the extraordinary difference receiving a daily meal in school can make to children growing up in some of the world’s poorest communities. Filmed on location at Mary’s Meals’ projects in Malawi, Haiti and India, this uplifting film introduces us to members of what we call ‘Generation Hope’ – the group of young people who, having received Mary’s Meals in school, have gone on to further education or paid employment, something they insist would simply not have been possible without the support provided by the organisation. In 'Generation Hope', with its powerful score and beautiful cinematography, supporters of Mary’s Meals can meet in a new way some of those children they have so generously helped towards brighter futures, while people new to this important mission can be inspired by this first captivating insight into the charity’s life-changing and life-saving work.
Charles Francis Kinnane III is an American film director. His work includes the feature documentary The Human Experience and short films Child 31 and Generation Hope. His films have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Times London, and seen on CNN, BBC, FOX, and Discovery Networks. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and new baby. Charles is also a surfer and advocate for Surf for the Cause, a surfing organization that aims to alleviate suffering in impoverished coastal communities.