THE SUMMER HELP

  • Pursuing Dreams: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Youth in California Pursuing Dreams: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Youth in California

Showings

Roxie Theatre Sat, Jun 11, 2016 4:30 PM
Film Info
Director:Melody Gilbert
Running Time:67 min.
Country:USA
Year of Release:2016
Premiere:West Coast Premiere

Description

At their university in Eastern Europe, they are future bankers, journalists and politicians. In America, they are just “the help.”  From Martha’s Vineyard to Myrtle Beach, thousands of international students descend upon summer resorts and tourist towns in the U.S. to clean hotel rooms, wash dishes, and make pizza for Americans on vacation. Filmmaker Melody Gilbert (SF DocFest Non-Fiction Vanguard Award recipient - 2008) looks beyond the nametags to the young and impressionable individuals who come to the U.S. to chase a dream.
-Chris Mettzler

Included Shorts

Pursuing Dreams: Stories of Refugee and Immigrant Youth in California (12min) More