A documentary on Guatemala’s struggle to repair itself and its people following a 36-year civil war. On the morning of June 18. 1954, the US CIA dropped leaflets in Guatemala City demanding the resignation of the president. Guatemala was ravaged by Civil War for the next 36 years. But hope is rising. In the midst of incredible odds, victims have been transformed into champions who willfully embrace the pain of their past to help repair the next generation. This is their story. Shorty – a former gang member who is now a pastor, and Tita – a woman who started a school in Guatemala’s most notorious slum have joined forces to repair La Limonada.

Becoming Fools production timeline:

  • January 2008 – Athentikos begins Pre-production
  • January 2009 – Production launches in Guatemala
  • February 2009 – Editing and visual narrative story development begins
  • July 2009 -Athentikos returns to Guatemala to continue production
  • October 2009 – Principle photography wraps
  • March 2010 – Editing finished
  • September 2010 – Reparando premieres at the Grand Rapids Film Festival
  • October 2010 – Official US Screening Tour launches
  • November 2010 – Reparando premieres in Guatemala City
  • April 2014 – Official US Screening Tour wraps


FORM: Documentary, Feature
GENRE: Drama, Reality, Social Issue, Biography
NICHE: Third World, Social Justice, Latino
RUNNING TIME: 70 Minutes
LANGUAGES: Spanish, English
SUBTITLES: English, Spanish


  • Producer
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Creative Director
  • Camera
  • Writer
  • Narrator
  • Motion Graphics
  • Musical Score
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