17 Blocks

Nominee
Best Documentary
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Nominee
Best Documentary Feature
Tribeca Film Festival
An absolutely devastating, powerful, and deeply moving film.

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17 Blocks

In 1999, filmmaker Davy Rothbart met Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his older brother, Smurf, during a pickup basketball game in Southeast Washington, D.C. Davy began filming their lives, and soon the two brothers and other family members began to use the camera themselves. Spanning 20 years, this story illuminates a national, ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring and deeply personal saga. Made from more than 1,000 hours of footage, it all starts on the street where they lived in 1999, 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, African-American Experience, Black History Month
Runtime
96
Language
English
Director
Davy Rothbart
Awards:
Nominee, Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, Tribeca Film Festival

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