Undocumented immigrant Rogelio Cortea, loses the family truck to the local police when he can’t provide a driver’s license. With the family’s future in jeopardy, his 10-year-old son Jaime salvages scraps and car parts from the endless acres of farmland that make up his world, and embarks on the ambitious task of building a car. At the end, Jaime learns what it means to be a Mexican immigrant in the American farmlands.
After a string of failed pregnancies left her infertile, Christine succumbs to a deep depression. Her marriage is strained, but her sole concern is for the life that she most recently lost. Her desire for a child is so strong that her mind creates one. She does not question his existence; she names the child Jakob and embraces him. In time, Jakob reveals himself to be far more menacing then Christine could ever imagine.
The Joyce Ann Gaines Story
The Joyce Ann Gaines Story tells the compelling story of how young Joyce Ann Gaines became an unwitting provocateur, on the evening of August 11, 1965, of the horrendous LA Watts Riots. While her name was mentioned in many publications of the time, much false information was given out about her role. Now, after 46 years of silence, she is ready to put herself on the line and tell the world the truth about what happened to her that day.
Just a Piece of Cloth
Four Muslim women in the Bay Area find that in post-9-11 America, their choice to wear or not wear hijab (the Muslim headscarf), has become a focal point for debate and education. Their stories raise deeply human questions – What boundaries define me? How do I travel across those boundaries to be true to myself, my community, and my faith? How do I transform the stories that limit my potential?