Kids of Survival is an Emmy Award-winning feature-length documentary about three years of work and struggle inside the acclaimed South Bronx art/education group, Tim Rollins + K.O.S. For over a decade, artist-educator Tim Rollins, working with Puerto Rican and Dominican teenagers in the Bronx, has made large-scale paintings now hanging in major museums and collections around the world. In Kids of Survival, five teenage boys from the Bronx use their talents as modern artists to wage a crucial personal battle.
Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin.
This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes.
Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.
Have you watched Kids of Survival yet? What did you think about it?