Set mainly in present day Dallas, TX and Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this features three main characters at three different stages of the same process. Supported by a nonprofit, these extremely tall teenagers come to the United States from Haiti using basketball as means to get an education and help their own country change.
These kids are no stars. Not yet.
We get close to Schnider, 17, as he copes with his new, quite exhausting and scheduled life in his guardian’s apartment, completely different from his way of living as a street kid in Haiti. We see him getting better at basketball and learning to tame his somewhat rebellious nature for the greater good. Experts already compare him to LeBron James when he was the same age.
We meet Pierre, 15, living with his mother in a makeshift house in the outskirts of Port-Au-Prince, walking for hours every day to the amateur basketball court, too poor to afford public transit. He is excited to study in the U.S., waiting for the nearest opportunity.
We follow another Pierre, 32, a retired pro basketball player, operating the organization, connecting kids to the colleges, helping them with paperwork and genuinely caring for them as they retrace the steps he made years ago.
Although some of them will become top basketball players, this is not a sports documentary, this film is about the kids’ quest to come back home — as new, much more capable persons.
PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENING
Thursday, June 15th at 2:00pm
Arclight Cinemas Culver City – Theatre 8
Monday, June 19th at 8:50pm
Arclight Cinemas Culver City
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