The Human Experience

Synopsis: The story of a band of brothers who travel the world in search of the answers to the burning questions: Who am I? Who is Man? Why do we search for meaning? Their journey brings them into the middle of the lives of the homeless on the streets of New York City, the orphans and disabled children of Peru, and the abandoned lepers in the forests of Ghana, Africa. What the young men discover changes them forever. Through one on one interviews and real life encounters, the brothers are awakened to the beauty of the human person and the resilience of the human spirit.
Genre: Documentary
Production: Grassroots Films
  7 wins.
90 min

My whole life,

I just try to fit in,

Try to fit in, you know,

And it's like...

It's like, you know,

you do that for a...

You do that because...

I did it because

I didn't get...

You know, I felt like

I didn't fit in at home,

In my own very...

my own house, you know?

And it's like,

I didn't have

that sense of security

And the love that I needed

from both parents.

And it's like,

that took an effect on me,

So it's like,

I'm trying to search myself

in some sense, some way.

Things I don't know

about myself,

I learn through life,

But I should've learned it

when I was younger.

But I couldn't

'cause of my situation

back home.

So now I feel like...

I don't know.

I feel like

this gives me an opportunity,

A chance to...

I don't know...

To really just...

To really get to know

who I am, I guess, you know?

Here in the parking lot.

And they had nothing

on whiffle ball.

So we could take them out too,

you know what I mean?

- Want a little bit?

- Yeah, a little bit.


Oh, on Thursday.

- He turns 21 on Saturday.

- Wow.

Yo, you know what that means,

don't you?

That's brotherly love.

So that's my brother, cliff.

He's a real character.

We're seven years apart.

And that's matthew,

who, not by blood,

I still consider my brother.

And sitting

next to me is mike.

We live together

here in brooklyn, new york,

At a place called

the st. Francis house.

People come here

for all different reasons:

Orphans, family problems,

economic problems, drugs.

What can I say?

Some call it

a halfway house or a group home.

We just call it home.

I live right now

at the st. Francis house,

Which has given me

a second chance at life.

I mean, we came from

some pretty real backgrounds.

I grew up poor.

I grew up with my family

not really being around.

We're a family.

For most of us

living here,

Life wasn't

all that easy growing up.

It tends to leave you

With a lot

of unanswered questions.

You ask yourself

all the time,

"where are we going,

and why?"

Two and two,

two and two.

Here we go.

It's something that I wasn't

used to, was a family life,

Giving me the life

that I never had

That I always wanted.

Yo, come on.

Let's not waste daylight.

- Let me pitch.

- Yeah, come on, no, no, no.


- Come on, please?

Let me pitch.

- Give me the ball.

Let me pitch. I want to pitch.

I'm a good pitcher.

Back off.

Get out of here.

All right, all right.


So three months ago,

Cliff and I wanted to experience

something new and unusual.

We had a desire to see the world

through someone else's eyes.

The desire would eventually

take us around the world,

Meeting new people

with new ideas

And new philosophies

And pretty much every race,

religion, color, and creed.

For our first experience,

Cliff and I decided to join

the thousands of people

Who would spend their winter

sleeping out on the cold,

Brutal streets

of new york city.

We would live homeless

in new york

Without money or food

and try to experience life

And attempt to find hope

amidst the city's most hopeless.

As it would happen,

Our adventure would begin

right in our own backyard,

The concrete jungle.

We have an opportunity

to put ourselves

In a homeless man's shoes.

And the only way to do that

is to actually do it.

We've got a long night

ahead of us,

And I think

it's going to be a cold one.

# I said darkness

has covered my light #

# and has changed

my day into night, yeah #

My ass is freezing, dude.

I'm freaking shaking here,

just sitting.

And I'm not even here,

like, half an hour yet.

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