Made in Brooklyn: The Shoemaker
Frank Catalfumo is a 91 year old shoemaker and repairer in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. He first opened the doors to F&C Shoes in 1945 and continues to work five days a week alongside his son Michael. If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by the shop and listen to one of Frank's amazing stories about life in Brooklyn back in the day.
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Directed by Dustin Cohen, Filmed by Dustin Cohen and Michael Hurley, Edited by Bill Kemmler, Color Grading by Simon Biswas.
"American Value: Herb Dishman, China, TX" is the first episode of a short documentary series that investigates our cultural fascination with vanishing traditions. This episode tells the story of a Texas Rice farmer and his decision to carry on his family's tradition of fatherhood and working the land. Herb's story complicates the cultural stereotype of the American farmer through highlighting a journey that took him away from home and around the world, ultimately leading him to realize that his true calling is being back where his journey began.
Music: Bon Iver - The Wolves (Act I & 2) - For Emma, Forever Ago. Purchase it on iTunes - bit.ly/1fAk2eG
Archival footage by Herb Dishman.
In the days before his son leaves for college, Steve Jones, a lifelong crabber from Wittman, Maryland reflects on his life as a waterman and what he thinks the future holds.
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