Refugees of the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, describe the tragic impact of the nation’s current civil war. This film follows two men, Stephen and Twok, and their families as they immigrate and assimilate into The United States. Meanwhile, Joseph and other refugees remain in extreme conditions of poverty at Kenya’s overpopulated and still rapidly growing Kakuma refugee camp.
Jimmy Gildea is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and founded Ramble Pictures in 2015. He is a director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor at Ramble Pictures. Jimmy has a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Film Studies from St. Olaf College. Prior to founding Ramble Pictures, he assisted in the post-production of Gia Coppola’s Palo Alto and the production of Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice, each as an intern. Gildea also worked as the Assistant Director of The Phoenix Theater Project’s 2012 production of Yasmina Reza’s Art. Jimmy is passionate about the making of socially impactful cinema, humanitarian activism, and creative story telling.
Elizabeth Turner is a director, producer, writer, cinematographer and editor at Ramble Pictures. Her roundabout journey into filmmaking grew out of her roots as an English major, visual arts scholar and registered nurse. Elizabeth began working with Jimmy Gildea, prior to the founding of Ramble Pictures, as archival researcher on Jimmy Gildea’s student documentary film, Papa’s Shadow, about Hemingway in East Africa. She and Jimmy have since produced and co-directed several films, including MARCH, a short documentary on the St. Paul Women’s March in 2017.