Embracing the Leper
A film by Gerald Straub
Through Amazon Relief discover a compassion that is extraordinary for the impoverished and outcast of Brazil. The port city of Manaus is plagued by poverty so lethal it is choking people to death. Hidden in the dreadful slums are countless malnourished children, who constantly face profound hunger, as well as scores of people who suffer from leprosy. Former Michigan lawyer and Secular Franciscan, Jim Flickinger, created the multidimensional project called Amazon Relief and shows you in this film the services they provide and the profound effect they have had on the lives they touch.