Lapsed Mormon Geoff Pingree retraces the steps he took twenty-five years earlier in Guatemala as a devout missionary. Combining archival material and contemporary footage it moves from jungle village to national capital. The young Elder Pingree’s earlier, single-minded journey is paired with the older Geoff Pingree’s ambivalent return to Guatemala as he seeks to discover what has become of the Guatemalans who once trusted him with their religious faith, attempts to understand the violent and unsettling political conditions of which he was ignorant as a regimented missionary, and grapples with the basic human dilemma of how one might do good in the world.
Run time 1:24
Director: Geoffrey Pingree
Producer: Lisa Abend, Geoff Pingree