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PROGRAM 8 - Making It Work: Poverty and Rebuilding
Poverty is more than just a lack of money. It the shortage of basic needs like food and shelter. It is living in fear of daily violence. For many, it is the absence of opportunity. And when children are trapped in poverty, the stakes are even higher. These films look at how people make it work on the margins and how compassionate adults are giving children hope when the odds are stacked against them.
"Pa'Lante" tells the brave personal stories of local Puerto Ricans five months after they were impacted by hurricanes Irma and Maria, and showcases an Apprentice Program led by volunteers that is teaching locals carpentry while rebuilding roofs on the island.
Insecure (Working Title)
An undocumented family struggling to make ends meet takes matters into their own hands in order to create their own American Dream.
The Children of Central City
"The Children of Central City" provides an in-depth look into the players, coaches and families surrounding the A.L. Davis Park Panthers youth football program in one of New Orleans' most crime-riddled neighborhoods. The film showcases how attempts to treat the children’s post-traumatic stress are repeatedly thwarted by state budget cuts to mental healthcare.