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Duration: 58 min. 58 sec.


languages: English, German, Spanish, French

HDTV-format: 16:9

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From Lost to Living  


The documentary film is about the Christian children’s aid organisation ‚Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos’, Spanish for ‚Our Little Brothers and Sisters’ in Latin America.

The organisation is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year.

The film shows four of the eleven children’s villages. The oldest one in Mexico, two in Haiti and a younger one in Peru.
The children who live in the villages are all either orphaned, or have been mistreated or abandoned by their parents. Often the family was simply unable to look after them.

The film tells about a Mexican woman, a Haitian boy and a Peruvian teenager, who were or still are raised in one of the children’s villages. They all had one thing in common: they had a difficult childhood, full of sad experiences, losses and hardships. Then suddenly, at one point in their life, their fates have taken a turn for the better. This has been made possible by ‚Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos’.

The film also shows the social contrasts in the presented countries and is confronting the spectator with questions about a dignified life.


in a shorter version (26 min.) aired worldwide in 'Deutsche Welle TV' in the program 'faith matters' on January 4 and 5, 2015.

In a short version aired in ZDF in the program ,Volle Kanne' on October 12, 2017.