Madou Dossama (43) an immigrant husband and father of two young children attends a job interview that could change his family’s life.
During this job interview with hospital administrator, Garrett Morgan (54), we discover that there is more to Madou Dossama than meets the eye.
Will Madou’s passion and determination be enough for him to achieve his goal for a better life... given the chance what would you do if given a 2ND LIFE.
Taking a close look on the ghetto streets of New York, this film based on a true story, depicts a family who migrated from Africa years ago with the dream of succeeding in life like all others who migrate to the US. Mathembu, an unwealthy individual, lives with his wife, two kids and mother. Showing the normal commotions in a family, this story takes a turn when Mathembu and his elderly mother go on a road trip..........determining destiny!
As an old man stands on the edge of the Queensboro Bridge about to take his life, his world is rejuvenated by a chance sighting of a young woman crossing the bridge. This fateful encounter leads to a relationship and a revelation that will forever change both of their lives.
In an ever-changing corner of New York City, a longtime resident realizes she no longer recognizes the neighborhood that she calls home. Unsure about her future, she is confronted by a young man with a direct link to her past. She is forced to ask: When do we hold on, and when is it time to let go? Shot on 16mm film on location on the Lower East Side. With the closing of the city's last film lab, Off Track Betty is one of the last films ever to be processed in NYC.
A refugee woman finds herself stranded in a foreign land estranged from her family and home. Relying on the kindness from a stranger she finds shelter on a small farm with an aging lonely man. Soon it is apparent that they need each other as his health declines. Together they form a beneficial bond as she fights through her post traumatic experience of her exile and the memory of her sister being stripped away from her.