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Tribeca Film Festival 2015: ‘Crocodile Gennadiy’

Tribeca Film Festival 2015: “Crocodile Gennadiy”

The ‘Pilgrim Republic Children’s Rehab Center’ founded in the year 2000 by Pastor ‘Crocodile’ Gennadiy Mohnkenko in Mariupol, Ukraine, assists homeless
adolescents, who many times are escaping abusive family lives, and are now living on the streets under manhole covers. The organization is at the center of Steve Hoover‘s documentaryCrocodile Gennadiy.”

Engaging in risky behaviors such as
drug and alcohol abuse and theft, Pastor Gennadiy helps the children transition to safe homes and orphanages, and schools where they can learn computer
skills, and engage in sports activities. Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, was a nurse manager (to the nurses she trained), that
assisted injured soldiers during the Crimean War, therefore, I will refer to Pastor ‘Crocodile” Gennadiy Mohnkenko, as a modern day Florence Nightingale.

Pastor Gennadiy believes that

‘It is not the homeless children’s fault, but their misfortune.’

‘Child Protective Services did not help the children, therefore, someone had to.’

With all the progress the Pastor made, Mariupol, Ukraine is not devoid from the political unrest in the surrounding areas. The film discusses the
current situation in Crimea, and captures in depth clips from the protests and uprisings.

‘The Pilgrim Republic’ travels the world to find inspiring ministries that care for orphans and vulnerable children. They give them what they need to
keep their doors open and better the lives of the children they serve. Their goal is to find orphans, no matter where they are, and make sure they are
provided the loving care they deserve.”

For more info on ‘The Pilgrim Republic’ visit HERE

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