Films are listed in the order that they appear on screen.
Director: Dana Nachman
There are many days that Brandon Anderton cannot get out of bed. But on the days he can, he creates sand mosaic masterpieces only to see them enveloped by the tides hours later. WASHED AWAY chronicles the transformation of a person who goes from one of the darkest places a human can go to a place of hope and inspiration. The driving force behind his change is art.
EMPIRE ON MAIN STREET
Director: Jessica Congdon
Crista Luedtke is a serial entrepreneur. She was born into the restaurant business but didn’t follow her calling right away. She moved to San Francisco, came out as a gay woman, and eventually left behind a safe corporate job to pursue her passion of opening a hotel in the sleepy vacation town of Guerneville, two hours north of the city. A restaurant, a market, and a bar soon followed, and the town began its transformation into a thriving destination. Along the way, she weathered a flood that severely damaged her hotel, saw her marriage fall apart, and faced local resistance as the town gentrified. A final project pushes her to the brink and changes her perspective on life, love and empire.
KAYAYO - THE LIVING SHOPPING BASKETS
Director: Mari Bakke Riise
In the capital of Ghana, 10,000 girls from the ages of 6 work as real life shopping baskets – called Kayayo, carrying heavy loads on their head (from 130 to 220 pounds). They earning very little money and some end up in prostitution to support their families. This documentary is about Bamunu, an 8-year old girl who hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home two years ago to work as a Kayayo. We follow her incessant longing to get away from the harsh markets, her journey back home and what awaits there.
Directors: Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan
Palm Beach International Airport's newest snowbird has become one of the fastest growing roadside attractions in the United States.
Director: Jonathan Napolitano
Shortly after retiring, Bruce and Terry Jenkins of Lutz, FL, transformed their 1920s farmhouse into a hospice and senior living facility for cats.
RUN: THE ROB YOUNG STORY
Director: Todd Kapostasy
This was a film that was supposed to be the story of Robert Young, a man who endured unspeakable physical abuse as a child to run a marathon every day for an entire year. A man who was once orphaned, who would go on to run across the United States faster than anyone before him. It was an incredibly moving and emotional story. Until it wasn’t. RUN: THE ROBERT YOUNG STORY attempts to tackle what happens when a story unexpectedly gets turned on its head. When a sympathetic character becomes embroiled in a controversy that makes you rethink everything you thought you knew.