Skip to Content


Directed by Davy Rothbart

In 1999, filmmaker Davy Rothbart befriends Emmanuel Sandford, a nine-year-old boy living 17 blocks from the U.S. Capitol. Together, Davy and Emmanuel chart the lives of the Sanford family as their city is plagued by poverty, drugs, and gun violence. When Emmanuel is killed, Rothbart continues to document the Sanfords as they wrestle with trauma, guilt, and forgiveness. Powerful and heart wrenching, this verité film is an intimate portrait of one family who overcomes the unthinkable to begin anew.

SKYPE Q&A with Director, Davy Rothbart

Tribeca Film Festival 2019 Premiere
MountainFilm 2019 Audience Award Winner

PRODUCERS: Jennifer Tiexiera
EDITOR: Jennifer Tiexiera

Dates & Times


The Arlington, Cinema 2

Sun, Oct 20
2:30 pm