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HEARTBREAKING AND INSPIRING. An essential viewing doc about race & class in America.”

- Warren Cantrell, The Playlist

 

RAW AND IMMEDIATE. Packs a potent emotional punch.”

- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter


“A remarkably raw and heartfelt piece of filmmaking.”

- Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

 

In 1999, filmmaker Davy Rothbart met Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his older brother, Smurf, during a pickup basketball game in Southeast Washington, D.C. Davy began filming their lives, and soon the two brothers and other family members began to use the camera themselves. Spanning 20 years, this story illuminates a national, ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring and deeply personal saga. Made from more than 1,000 hours of footage, it all starts on the street where they lived in 1999, 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    96 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
    Tribeca Film Festival
  • Rating
    Not rated
  • Director
    Davy Rothbart
  • Screenwriter
    Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Producer
    Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Marc Turtletaub, Rachel Dengiz, Davy Rothbart
  • Executive Producer
    Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Cinematographer
    Zachary Shields
  • Editor
    Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Composer
    Nick Urata