The Blessing of St. Margaret
The Blessing of St. Margaret is a 28 minute documentary chronicling the opening of a school in Leogane, Haiti, which is the least developed country in the western hemisphere. The school was built from funds raised by Holy Innocents Episcopal School, which is the third largest Episcopal school in the United States. The film retells this incredible story and takes us 5 miles atop of a mountain and through the ceremonial church service blessing the new school. The end of the film is updated to include scenes for the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.
This film in fact inspired a TEDTalk style presentation from Jake's teacher, Don Goble, on the Power of Video. The screening of the film also caught the eye of every major news team in St. Louis to cover the story.