Passion River Films
Tomorrow's hope - pre-order Now!
Tomorrow's Hope brings us into the journey of passionate educators and tenacious kids and their families on the South Side of Chicago, determined to carve out the future - despite a sea of incredible challenges.
We reunite with three present-day high school seniors who had started out in a preschool’s first-ever class, exploring the continuing effects of early education as they navigate their way through foreboding circumstances. We also learn about the school’s utterly harrowing yet remarkable early days - inside the largest housing project in the USA, in its very poorest census tract. Exploring the contrast of promises kept against a pervasive backdrop of promises broken, Tomorrow’s Hope celebrates the resilience of the human spirit.
Shaping a Dream: Unsupersize Me in Cuba
Shaping a dream: unsupersize me in cuba - pre-order jan 17
Filmmaker Juan-Carlos Asse travels to Cuba to where he meets the subject of the film, Ridiel Perez Gomez. Gomez is suffering from health problems and Asse offers to help him regain his health by teaching him to follow a plant-based diet combined with exercise. Not eating meat challenges the quotidian diet of Cuba, but Perez has such amazing health changes he continues Asse's program and by the end of the film he loses 72 lbs and overcomes all his health issues. This film has many beautiful shots of Cuba and has an interesting twist when Perez escapes Cuba and achieves his dream of coming to the US to be close to his son.
Ave's america - pre-order jan 31
Ave's America chronicles the work and life of renowned photographer Ave Pildas. For over 50 years, he has captured what he finds unusual, as well as life around him. Pildas is comparing the past with the present by revisiting these places today and allowing the audience to have an inside look through his lens. His art not only gives a unique insight into the creative world of street photography, but also provides a social commentary of America.