Social Entrepreneurs: New Heroes of the 21st Century

A short doc by Koert Breebaart on how to solve inequality in Latin America based on gained insights during volunteering work in Argentina. Young people from this region that were born in poverty don't have a great outlook. And governments are lacking the resources to change that. The key to change are Social Entrepreneurs that use technology to provide more equal opportunities. They can make sustainable impact and improve people lives with education, access to healthcare, jobs, etc. However the climate in Latin America for social entrepreneurship is lacking. This short doc aims to convince the audience to support the social entrepreneurship movement in any type or form.

  • Koert Breebaart
  • Danielle Cutiongco
  • Emile Leus
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Argentina, Singapore
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Docs without Borders Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    April 16, 2018
    Award of Outstanding Excellence
Director Biography - Koert Breebaart

Facilitator. Innovator. Systems Thinker. Design Thinker. Value Engineer. Story Teller. Business Transformation Expert. Author of a book “5 Steps to Customer Centricity". CRM Director of the Year in Asia Pacific 2011. Master of Science degree in Systems Engineering. Permanent Resident of Singapore.

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Director Statement

In April 2016, I lived in Buenos Aires to help one of the best known Argentina NGO's, called Socialab, to start the first social accelerator in Latin America. It turned out to be one of the best months in my life and with great success. I feel it my obligation to the world to summarize my insights on how inequalities in Latin America can be best solved. Ergo this short documentary. It is my hope that this short doc will motivate the audience to support Social Entrepreneurs in anyway they can. Social Entrepreneurs will be the new heroes of the 21st Century!