Ages 10+ (life-threatening and life-taking stories from refugees) / Multi-national / 2016-17 / In English or w/English subtitles / 72 min
Saturday Feb 17, 6:30 PM – AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire St, Providence
This candid documentary captures a real-life story of a boy trying his best to turn his dreams into reality. Twelve-year-old Jeffrey washes windshields for tips in Santo Domingo to help his mom make ends meet, but his ambition is to become a successful reggaeton singer. With his brother’s help, he composes and records songs about his life, his neighborhood, and his dreams for the future. Through his story, the filmmaker skillfully contrasts the layered beauty of the Dominican Republic with the daunting struggle of its people wanting to break out of a cycle of poverty.
Ages 10+ (alcoholism, violent lyrics, poverty) / Dominican Republic / 2016 / Spanish (w/English subtitles) / Dir. Yanillys Perez / 68 min
Saturday Feb 17, 8:30 PM – AS220 Main Stage, 115 Empire St, Providence
Toronto International Film Festival “Dropbox Discovery Filmmaker Award” 2016
Cleveland International Film Festival “FilmSlam Student Choice Award for Best Feature” 2017
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival “Best Documentary Award” 2017