13 Aug «Ebb Tide» – Vivian Rivas, USA, 2018, 15′
Posted at 07:32h in Documentary 2018, Films With Woman Director 2018
Zee, an 86-year-old retired teacher decides to go back to the happiest time of her life to make peace with the path she has chosen and reconnect with her students from the early 90’s in East Harlem.
Most of the students were non-readers, but through her non-traditional methods, they produce a pretty significant body of poetry, which she has kept all these years.
She realizes she needs to learn a more modern way of communication to find them because making phone calls is not taking her anywhere.
Finding the kids will give Zee the closure she needs and also a sense of what her legacy is as a teacher and as a human being.