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The Third Wave

A Volunteer Story

By Alison Thompson

The Third Wave
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  • Hardcover: Jul 2011,
    240 pages.

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The Third Wave Film

In 2007 Alison Thompson made a documentary film, also called The Third Wave, about her time volunteering in Sri Lanka for almost a year. The film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, was also shown in the Presidential jury screening at Cannes in 2008.


Alison Thompson Today
Thompson discovered that volunteering changes lives and now works full-time as a volunteer. After Sri Lanka she worked with Sean Penn in Haiti operating a displaced persons camp, and in 2010 she received The Order of Australia, the highest civilian medal.  She is a co-founder of We Advance, an organization devoted to helping rape victims in Haiti.  More about Thompson at thethirdwavebook.com.

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