This is the story of Rodney Stotts’ awe-inspiring struggle to provide Washington, D.C.’s underserved youth and endangered raptors with a safe haven for mutual healing and growth. As Rodney mentors a group of 16 to 18-year-olds whom the education system has failed, they will work to build flight cages for eagles on conservation land, a second chance for the young people and the birds made possible by Wings Over America and the Capital Guardian ChalleNGe Academy.

Directed by Annie Kaempfer. Produced by John Ryan Johnson.

This film is made possible through the assistance of a grant from the Spike Lee Fellowship Fund and produced at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television.


2014 US 10 min
Festival Year: 2014
Types: Documentary, Panel Discussion, Short
Topic: Environmental Advocacy and Justice, Local