Purchase an HD ($9.99) digital video download of the documentary film, “Rise” – the 35 minute parent documentary to the award winning short documentary, “Everything is Incredible.“
At the very center of Central America is the small town of Siguatapeque, Honduras, where a humble shoemaker stricken by Polio in his youth had a dream to fly to a better place. Over 50 years later, his helicopter, cobbled together with rebar and old bicycle parts, is an engineering marvel in itself. Folklore swirls in the town that it once got airborne decades ago and ultimately begs the question, is he a genius or is he crazy? what Agustin didn’t anticipate is that in the process, he would inspire and teach others how to better approach life’s problems and reach our goals and dreams – whatever they may be.
Everything is Incredible is a universal story of truth – giving voice to all the people driven by the unquenchable thirst to overcome their circumstances, criticism, doubt, and perceived limitations. It is the voice of the oppressed, who long and pray for a better future. It is the voice of everyone who, despite it all, still Rise.
~ John Chaisson, Thought Leadership Institute
After purchase you will receive a link to download the film via email. Open the link in the same browser in which you made the purchase.Read more
People are people. We have met so many people this trip and interacted with them in their daily life. As we do this the realization comes that though they live very differently than we do, they are the same; the same kind of aspirations, goals, dreams, fears, and insecurities. They are also struggling, unfortunately, with similar problems. In Honduras they aren’t holding public school because the teachers are on strike, their gas prices are going up every week and all kids want to do is play games on the internet. Regardless, it has been amazing to get connected again with the people of Honduras.
So when we first met with Agustin he told us a reporter had come from San Pedro Sula and interviewed him about his Machine. He was excited for the rocognition. We came back to the Hotel and scowered the internet to find it. After about twenty minutes we found it.Read more
We finally made it. It is crazy again to be back. We have had some great interviews and experiences in the first couple of days. I am amazed at how the country changes. We are technically working on three films. We have shot over 140 gigabytes of film and taken over 500 still photographs. It is a constant pace and our sleep is uncomfortably short. Last night I put together some video of the first couple of days enjoy.
Tyler and Trevor are heading back down to Honduras, March 2011 for the final filming trip for the ‘Rise’ Documentary, and to begin a new documentary project.
Stay tuned!Read more
February 2010. The Rise Institute takes flight to produce compelling media that promotes positive perspectives and healthy, productive attitudes about life. Rise Institute is a Utah-based social enterprise, media production company, and learning institute. The Rise Institute will strive to create media projects that inspire, engage in humanitarian projects that lift those in need, and create a new paradigm of thought leadership for youth, organizations, and corporations alike.Read more