She's got an unrewarding service job, a husband stranded in Somalia and a teenage daughter with an attitude. Then, just when she thinks it can't get worse, Ayan and her kids are slapped with an eviction order. That's when they check into a seedy Family Motel.
Shot in Vancouver with a nonprofessional cast and developed in collaboration with the lead character, Family Motel is a realistic and moving portrait of a strong woman facing life's many challenges with courage, determination and a beautiful spirit. by Helene Klodawsky, Canada, 2007, 88mins, drama in English.
Shown with WHITE LIKE THE MOON:
A Mexican-American girl struggles to keep her identity when her mother forces her to bleach her skin white to fit into "Anglo" society in the 1950's.
Marina Gonzalez Palmier, USA, 2001, 23min, drama, English.
WHERE: Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic,1600 M Street, NW, Washington DC, 20036. T: 202 857 7700.
Official Website: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/allroads
Added by Hawkes on July 14, 2009