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In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his Washington, D.C. family began to filmtheir daily lives in America's most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S.Capitol building. They've been filming ever since. Made in a unique collaboration with filmmaker and journalist Davy Rothbart, the film focuses on four generations of the Sanford Family, including Emmanuel, a promising student, his brother Smurf, his sister Denice, an aspiring cop, and his mother Cheryl, who must conquer her own demons for her family to prosper. Spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS illuminates a nation's ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.

In addition to the feature, customers are encouraged to enjoy an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Davy Rothbart & subjects Cheryl and Smurf Sanford, moderated by Academy Award winner Marshall Curry and Michael-Sean Spence from Everytown for Gun Safety.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    98 min
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Davy Rothbart in collaboration with the Sanford-Durant Family: Cheryl, Smurf, Denice, Emmanuel, Justin
  • Screenwriter
    Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Producer
    Davy Rothbart, Alex Turtletaub, Michael B. Clark, Marc Turtletaub, Rachel Dengiz
  • Executive Producer
    Cheryl Sanford, Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Cinematographer
    Zachary Shields
  • Editor
    Jennifer Tiexiera
  • Composer
    Nick Urata