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Immediately following the 2004 tsunami disaster, Alison and Oscar raced to Sri Lanka, with little money or experience, and planned to volunteer for two weeks. Along the way, they met up with two other volunteers - Donny and Bruce. Together they found themselves running a refugee camp for over a year. The villagers slowly turned against them as the world's donated aid money never materialized. To survive they broke every rule in the diaster aid books and a village was reborn.
THE THIRD WAVE is a road map for volunteering. In a world of increasing natural and man-made disasters, volunteers are needed… no experience required.
Oscar Gubernati was born and raised in Palermo, Italy and moved to Los Angeles in 1990 to attend film studies at UCLA. After his graduation he became the Executive Vice President of Stone Canyon Entertainment, a production company based at MGM studios in Los Angeles. He has worked as an independent feature producer including: Tecknolust, Golf Punks, I Woke up Early the Day I Died, Woundings, South of Heaven West of Hell and Welcome to Hollywood.
In 2002 Oscar moved to NYC to establish Ozone Pictures Inc., a production company specializing in Film Financing, Co-productions & Distribution consulting with focus on films with social and humanitarian content. He also served as Co-Executive Director of IHAF International Humanitarian Artist Foundation, a charitable organization whom awarded artists for their humanitarian efforts. He is the founder of Football Without Boundaries, an organization with the focus of promoting peace through Sports. In 2005 Oscar successfully negotiated and organized a football/soccer match between two ethnicities who have been at civil war for 40 years, the Sinhalese vs. the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. In 2005 He received a Humanitarian Award by the Sri Lanka Government and Rotary International for his services to the victims of the Tsunami Disaster. He is currently serving as executive Director of The Claudio Reyna Foundation a charitable organization devoted to provide assistance to children in low income communities through Soccer.
A resident of Colorado's western slope outside Telluride, Bruce French works professionally as a personal chef to popular rock bands such as Pearl Jam on world tours. When not on the road, the avid outdoorsman enjoys climbing, mountaineering and Kayaking near his yurt home in the San Juan Mountains.
While sailing around the world in the mid '90s, he made a stopover in Sri Lanka. Exploring the island on an old motorcycle, he was moved by the island's rich culture and raw natural beauty, but mostly by the kindness and hospitality of the locals. It was that kind hospitality that fueled his return to volunteer after the tsunami tragedy. In 2005 He received a Humanitarian Award by the Sri Lanka Government for his services to the victims of the Tsunami Disaster.
A native of Bowral, NSW Australia, Donald Thomas Paterson joined the Australian Army Reserve at age 17 and then six months later, the Australian Army. He became involved in Junior Rugby League while in midst of his military career at a posting in Brisbane and has been there ever since. He found his niche in Sports Medicine and currently works as an in-demand trainer for Newcastle area football teams and teaches popular first aid courses for the community at large.
He is married to Tracey and has a son Cory, who plays first grade rugby league for the Newcastle Knights; and two daughters Karah and Krystal. In 2005 He received a Humanitarian Award by the Sri Lanka Government for his services to the victims of the Tsunami Disaster.
incredibly inspiring. i have no words for how amazing these people are.Published 12 months ago by Liz Littos
This is the most moving documentary I have ever seen. It shows that anybody and everybody can make a difference.Published 21 months ago by Rebecca