About the program
Citizens of different backgrounds reckon with the national zeitgeist in this collective snapshot of place and time, the second of a two-part program.
“Generation One”: Palestinian-American Hamoody decides to leave his tight-knit Arab community and pursue his independence, mirroring the experience of others who have taken the leap. Directed by Sohib Boundaoui. 16 minutes.
“Destination Park”: Deep within Trump’s America, a camp of destitute truck drivers confide their anxieties, frustrations, hopes and fears to the chaplain of a Midwest mobile chapel. Directed by Andrew Cohn. 8 minutes.
“Never Forget the Pain”: Artist Justin Newman talks about his ten-year heroin addiction and his recent recovery. Directed by Romain Blanquart. 7 minutes.
“Mrs. Saltzman Goes to Jail”: 81-year-old Delores Saltzman of Lake George recounts the night she was arrested for smoking marijuana in her home. Directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen. 5 minutes.
“Hey Little Black Girl”: Through her imagination, a young black girl propels herself into a new dimension with old echoes of the little black girls who came before her. Directed by Lyntoria Newton. 12 minutes.
“A Park for Detroit”: In this experimental meditation on the city’s past, present and future, Detroit filmmaker Nicole Macdonald uses news footage and surveillance tapes from motion sensor cameras to meditate on the legacy of Belle Isle’s abandoned zoo. 27 minutes.
Total running time: 1 hour, 15 minutes