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1) A small act
"When Hilde Back sponsored a young, rural Kenyan student, she thought nothing of it. She never imagined her quarterly donation of $15 would pave the way for Chris Mburu's journey to Harvard Law School. Years later, Chris has become a United Nations human rights lawyer working to combat genocide and discrimination. He decides to seek out the stranger who dramatically transformed his life and is astonished to learn his benefactor, Hilde, is a Holocaust...
In September 1775, eleven hundred soldiers boarded ships in Newburyport, bound for the Maine wilderness. They were American colonists who had volunteered for a secret mission to paddle and march nearly two hundred miles through some of the wildest country in the colonies and seize the fortress city of Quebec, the last British stronghold in Canada. The march, under the command of Colonel Benedict Arnold, proved to be a tragic journey. Before they...
The islands of the Caribbean have long been steeped in mystery and danger. From the 1650s through the 1730s, literally thousands of marauding pirates, like Blackbeard and Calico Jack Rackham, used the island chain as a safe haven as well as a place to raid the treasure-laden sailing ships of Spain and Great Britain. While the swashbuckling pirates of long ago and the sail bellowed masts of the great pirate ships like Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge...
Brendon Small is eight years old. This doesn't prevent him from referring to his short films as his "early work." Brendon documents his own inner life, along with the relationship he has with his single mom, Paula, and his neighborhood friends, Jason and Melissa, who double as cast and crew.
Arnold and Willis get held hostage by bank robbers, Mr. Drummond celebrates his 50th birthday in the hospital, Kimberly helps a pregnant girlfriend, and Arnold "the great" goes missing after a more-than-effective disappearing act. Diff'rent strokes never shied away from the social and cultural issues at hand, but always managed to deliver laughs and heartfelt character development from week to week.
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