Two decades of intimate home videos show the story of the Sanford family whose struggles with addiction and gun violence lead them into a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
In 1999, nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his family began filming their daily lives in America’s most dangerous neighborhood — just 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol. 17 Blocks illuminates a nation's ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga, a family who was neither spared by unforeseeable blows of fate nor by the destructive criminality in a society tainted by poverty.
Screening followed by a discussion and Q&A (20min) :
Speaker: Davy Rothbart (director)