On 15, Apr 2015 | In Documentary | By mscheree
In this short doc, a journey through Brownsville, Texas on the 4th of July, introduces you to a community divided by the US border fence.
Evocative images of the fence and personal stories provide a unique perspective to the current political debate about US border security.
Despite the harm that the border fence has caused them, the people of Brownsville, many of them military veterans with Mexican roots, celebrate Independence Day proudly.
On 08, Apr 2015 | In Documentary | By mscheree
This feature doc follows Avery, an accomplished African-American teenager adopted by Jewish lesbians, whose curiosity about her birth mother becomes a painful examination of race and identity that threatens to upend the family and derail her dreams.
Premiered at 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Broadcast on 2010 POV series.
Nominated for ‘Best Informational Program’ at 2011 Emmys.
On 02, Apr 2015 | In Documentary | By mscheree
This feature doc is a love story challenged by illness and death, an intimate diary on resilience and hope. It’s a compelling lesson on life that explores how we construct meaning from events that defy our emotional understanding: the illness and loss of a child.
Premiered at 2010 Visions du Reel Film Festival.
Broadcast on RTS Deux, Swiss public television, in winter 2011.
On 06, May 2014 | In Documentary | By mscheree
A visionary poet who felt that she had been chosen for a special mission, Hannah Senesh left the Palestine kibbutz she had helped to build and parachuted into her native Hungary to rescue victims of the Holocaust at the tail end of the WWII.
A visually poetic film and love letter to Hannah Senesh, the film combines intimate interviews with a fellow prison inmate, her mission commander, and family members, and weaves them with Hannah’s poems and writings as well as with the voices of students at a school founded in her name.