A Tragic Story

Born in South Africa, Colleen Dechaboon moved to Thailand with her husband and teenage daughter in 2008. Joining the team at Home of the Open Heart, an HIV/AIDS outreach project in the north of the country, they had committed their lives and long term future to helping others.

But in 2013 a sudden and tragic event would change Colleen’s life forever. This inspiring short film is the true story of how one woman has faced a heartbreaking loss yet has never given up the hope she needs to continue the work she came here to do.

If you are moved by Colleen’s story and would like to support her ongoing work in Thailand then please click here. Please remember to specify that you wish to sponsor the twins.

Thank you.

For protection purposes of the children, we ask that you email Penny at office@homeoftheopenheart.org for the needed information to watch this video.

This film has been produced free of charge on a voluntary basis for Home of the Open Heart. It was shot at 1080p 25 on a Panasonic Lumix GH3 at 50Mbps with a Voigtlander 25mm f0.9 prime lens, Panasonic 14-140mm HD lens and SLR Magic 12mm f1.6 lens. Audio recorded on Zoom H4N. Edited on location using Avid Media Composer 7 on a Lenovo W530 Think Pad mobile workstation and encoded to 1080p H264 for Vimeo.

Music is courtesy of the lovely people at Altitude Production Music Library.
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