Tailing a mutt and her pups as they scour Los Angeles streets for food and shelter, Bill Marin helms a wildlife documentary set in a concrete jungle. A sobering account of the ordeals of 30,000 abandoned canines, the documentary ultimately celebrates their survival instincts and fierce determination.
Meet Vang A Lu, a Black H’mong hill tribe boy with big dreams. (Reel Youth/UN International School of Hanoi)
Fish farmer Khanh is overjoyed when his wife Lua gets pregnant and gives birth to a son; he’d been told his sperm-count was too low. But Lua has been unfaithful, and the child’s biological father suddenly turns nasty… Luu Huynh’s film, beautifully shot in ’Scope, moves from rural naturalism to powerhouse melodrama as murderous passions are unleashed.