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.
Two high school debaters in the 1980s ride home together on a school bus after a tournament. They can talk about anything from nuclear weapons to farm subsidies — but can they talk about how badly he wants to touch her?
Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.
SOME GIRLS explores issues of identity within the Latina-American community by focusing on a group of troubled teenage girls in a Bronx-based suicide prevention program who feel rejected by mainstream America, but are transformed through an exploration of their roots. In the course of the film, shot over a four-year period, they use ancestral DNA testing to discover their ancestry and, in doing so, begin to rethink what and how they've been taught about history. Following the ancestral DNA testing, the girls embark on an expedition to learn more about themselves based on the results. On a trip to the Dominican Republic, the seat of the Americas, they explore issues of social justice, ethnic studies, real American history, identity, and belonging. Throughout the course of the film the girls are encouraged to rethink what a decolonized history looks like, recasting the telling while challenging the status quo. The participants are transformed, and, through them, the audience is challenged to rethink what it truly means to be an American while engaging with an underserved and marginalized community.