17 Blocks

Spanning two decades, 17 BLOCKS follows nine-year-old Emmanuel Sanford-Durant and his family through their daily lives in America’s most dangerous neighborhood, a mere 17 blocks behind the U.S. Capitol. The deeply personal saga illuminates a nation’s ongoing crisis through the daily struggles and triumphs of one family. USA • 2019

  • Davy Rothbart
  • 95 minutes
  • ADOPT-A-FILM SPONSOR: Jill Neubauer Architect

    Preceded by the short films:

    THE VOICEMAIL explores the everyday traumas experienced by Black people in America, told from the perspective of a son who takes heed of his mother’s warning.
    Kyle Solomon, USA, 2018, 1 min.

    Preceded by the short films:

    A young woman of color confronts head-on a struggle far easier to identify than it is to overcome amidst the ongoing eviction crisis.
    Steven Gray & Alexia Oldini, USA, 2019, 6 mins.
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