At the park, a little girl proudly carries her red balloon. As she passes a mother trying to soothe her crying baby, the baby stops crying at the sight of the girl’s balloon. The girl loves her balloon, but so does the baby –what should she do? Balloon Girl tells the story of a young girl’s compassion and how it changes a complete stranger’s day, showing that little things make a big difference.
Thaddeus is a teenager in love. Love comes with panic. Silence. Racing thoughts, but no words. Just, audible static. In the last days on analog, Thaddeus finds a way to cheat the system.
An Atlantic City postcard is the only remnant that Pony, a Texas drifter, has of his estranged mom. Needing money to head north to find her, Pony accepts a job from a local thug who operates out of a skating rink. Here, Pony encounters a kindred spirit; a fifteen-year-old, runaway girl who claims the rink as her own. When he tries to help her, things spiral out of control.
Emily Hunt Turner saw opportunity for criminal justice reform in her restaurant, All Square. Leaving prison, people often face challenges and stigma as they begin their new lives. At the Craft grilled cheese restaurant, those with criminal records are employed and taken through a professional development program anchored in law and entrepreneurship in order to pave way towards a better future.