This is a trailer I made for NEW ROOTS, a documentary film I co-directed with OTOXO Productions.
To many, Barcelona is a city full of history, endless beauty, and the Mediterranean Sea. For Charles and Timrate, Barcelona is a symbol of the extremes that they have had to endure in hope of finding a better future. They have struggled to build a life in the city, having left behind their home and family after hearing about great opportunities in Spain. After years of struggling on the streets, they are finally given the chance to create the life they had imagined.
They met a man named Rashid who has not only been down their same road but has spent his time turning his experiences into a platform for assisting homeless immigrants. The first step is to get the men off of the streets and provide them with shelter. The second step is to teach the men organic farming that will allow them to become self-sufficient. With this proficiency Charles and Timrate will be able to grow and sell their own produce, keeping them off of the streets and allowing them to provide for their families and themselves.
However, the journey will not be easy. Constantly relying on the elements of Mother Nature to work in their favor and barley speaking the local language, Charles and Timrate will continue to face challenges. They are doing everything they can to cultivate a brighter future, but will their fragile new roots take hold?