Angels on Diamond Street
A film about three women fighting for social justice in an African American church in Philadelphia. One day, a Mexican immigrant asks the church to give her sanctuary.
We follow head cook Mamie, former Black Panther Barbara and Pastor Renee at the soup kitchen of the Church of the Advocate. When Mexican immigrant Carmela asks for help, she and her children are welcomed with open arms to live in the church. Pastor Renee courageously defies the ICE immigration authorities in an act of civil disobedience. A documentary about compassion that invites us to forget about all borders, be they of race, nationality or religion.
88' / colour
Original title: ANGELS ON DIAMOND STREET
Dir: Petr Lom
Prod: ZIN Documentaire (NL) - Corinne van Egeraat
Co-prod: Ten Thousand Images (NO)
Sc: Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom
D.O.P.: Petr Lom
Completed: November 2019
Language: English, Spanish
a.o. BURMA STORYBOOK (2017, doc), ANA ANA (2013, doc), BACK TO THE SQUARE (2012, doc) Awards: Amnesty Award-Planete Doc Warsaw, Best Human Rights Doc-Hong Kong FF, LETTERS TO THE PRESIDENT (2009, doc), ON A TIGHTROPE (2007, doc) Awards: a.o. Grand Prix-Chicago Doc FF.
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