"After three years work, we had completed our first feature documentary Living on One Dollar, and thought the hard part was finally over. Thankfully we were introduced to Jon through Creative Visions Foundation, who generously mentored and guided us through the constantly shifting landscape of distribution. He helped us to first define our goals and then develop a phased strategy to accomplish them. The best part was he always remained calm, no matter how panicked or stressed we sounded. In the end, our results together were tangible - from being the #1 documentary on iTunes, to reaching the homepage banner of Netflix. Most importantly we have been able to raise over $430,000 so far for poverty alleviation programs." Chris Temple | Co-Founder and Director | LivingonOne/Salam Neighbor
Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live
among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by
the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge
into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis.
From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to
the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile,
Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild
their lives and those of their neighbors.