ABOUT

THE STORY

Restore. Develop. Empower. These three words summarize the work that Lemuel Ministries is doing in a small Haitian community known as "The Plateau."

The City of God is a feature-length documentary that explores the story of Lemuel and how they seek to develop their community in rural northwest Haiti. Spend a day with this incredible organization and its founder, Manis Dilus, as you discover their unusual approach to poverty alleviation and community development.

This film is designed to give you a glimpse into the life and mentality of the leadership of this organization, how they prioritize the dignity of the local people, and how they are led by Haitians and for Haitians. Follow Manis on his journey out of poverty and back to his people to work for the restoration, hope and dignity of this unique community.

With this documentary, experience for yourself how Lemuel and the people of The Plateau work together to develop their area into a place where people are proud to live and are empowered to help not only themselves but others as well.

THE FILMMAKER

Nate Sheppard - Director, Composer, Cinematographer

Nate Sheppard is a multimedia creative with a focus on video and music production. Based in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, Nate was the 2019 recipient of the Northern Arts Council’s Indiviual Artist Grant and has worked on a wide range of projects including creating an online arts festival, producing cinematic poems and dance films, designing escape rooms and 360 virtual tours, and performing music on stage and online. He is passionate about innovation, education and collaboration, so if you are interested in connecting, please reach out.

THE PRODUCERS

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS


Jane Frost

Ben & Bethany Hartzell

Bob & Jan Needham

Steve & Sarah Nelson

Madolyn Smith Osborne

Margaret Raths

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ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS


Rick & Melodie Bajema

Dianne & Josiah Enns

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Edgar "Skip" & Ann Neely

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Levi Sheppard

Steve & Dawn Sheppard

Jess & Jon Touchette

KICKSTARTER BACKERS

Alexis M. Ortiz Perez

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Issa Kabeer: The Great Dream Hero

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(as well as several others who preferred to remain anonymous)