Julio Sauce came to the United States from Ecuador 15 years ago searching for a better life. Living undocumented and struggling to make ends meet, he runs 80 miles a week to train for the biggest race in the world, the New York City Marathon. After years of dedication, sacrifice and sweat, Julio lines up to compete against the globe’s elite runners in an attempt to be the fastest man in his adopted city.
With rare access inside Pelican Bay State Prison, we hear inmates' experiences of living in long term solitary confinement. This short documentary offers a visceral snapshot of the day-in-the-life inside one of the most notorious supermax prisons in the U.S.
Alex Landau, who is African American, recalls how he nearly lost his life following a traffic stop with the Denver police. He and his mother, Patsy, who is white, remember that night and how it changed them both forever.