On the road with Mary [videorecording] : a gripping portrayal of an America living in fear /
a film by Monique LeBlanc ; produced by Jacques Turgeon, Monique LeBlanc.
[Montréal] : National Film Board Canada, c2005.
1 videodisc (ca. 80 min) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Montréal] : National Film Board Canada, c2005.
credits note
Editor: Pamela Gallant ; original music, Robin Anne Ettles.
general note
"A CinImage Production in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada".
Sharon Murphy, Bill Murphy, Maria Potillo, Nelson Felton, Bopp family, Jackie Prater, Howard Barry, Bob Carney, Pancho Medina, Brian Flagg, Eddie Capetillo, Leonor Capetillo, Eduardo Capetillo.
Why don't we do something to ease the suffering of the poor, the excluded? Because we live in fear of "the other," the stranger. Filmed a few months before the 2004 presidential election, On the Road with Mary is a gripping view of an America living in fear. From a miserable neighbourhood in Detroit ravaged by crack and violence, to the militarized border with Mexico, this potent road movie exposes the unbearable other side of the American Dream. Along the way, documentary filmmaker Monique LeBlanc introduces us to exceptional human beings deeply involved in their communities. Working on the fringes of the system, these low-profile rebels have taken it upon themselves to help society's down-and-outs. Poetic and political, personal and universal, On the Road with Mary inspires us to give some thought to compassion.
language note
In English with French subtitles ; Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
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target audience
Not rated.
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