DIRECTOR: Rob Fruchtman
Q/A with Cornelia Ravenal & Mikael Södersten
PRODUCERS: Mikael Södersten, Cornelia Ravenal, Wendy Sax
EDITORS: Rob Fruchtman and Mikael Södersten
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Lex Fletcher, Shakeb Ahmed
Six dancers from an acclaimed New York dance company travel the world, working with youth who’ve experienced war, poverty, sexual exploitation, extreme prejudice and severe trauma as refugees. In India, they work with girls rescued from gender violence; in Romania, with Roma kids from one of Europe's worst slums; in South Korea, with North Korean escapees; and in Iraq, a gifted young dancer fighting to survive. Incredibly, they have just one week to take kids who may be enemies, who may have been abused, who may be suspicious and fearful, to the point where they not only express themselves through dance, but choreograph pieces that they perform onstage.
Rob Fruchtman is a Sundance and Emmy award-winning director, producer and editor. He won the Documentary Director award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for his feature film, Sister Helen (co-directed with Rebecca Cammisa) and has won three Emmys and several nominations for his work with PBS and HBO. He has also created series with the BBC, Showtime and Reader’s Digest/Disney Channel.