Rutland, Vermont, once a prosperous American town, is now ravaged by drugs, poverty, and a diminishing population. When the mayor attempts to welcome 100 Syrian refugees, communal discord erupts over resources and civic priorities. In all the noise, one woman stands apart. Stacie, a single mom struggling with sobriety and the demands of her family, takes time to meet her new neighbors. Despite all her hardships, Stacie’s determination and empathy for others is a deeply inspirational story.

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Watch an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Producer Jennifer Maytorena Taylor and Subject Lisa Ryan & Stacie Ann Griffin.

DOC NYC Live event: Happened on Monday, Nov. 23 at 3 ET on Facebook Live– Filmmaker Jennifer Maytorena Taylor and Author Matt Hongoltz-Hetling (A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear) discuss the city dynamics in Rutland, Vermont.

Director: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Executive Producer: Abigail E. Disney, Heather Rae
Producer: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor
Writer: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Jen Bradwell
Cinematographer: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, Jim Sabataso, Sandra Valde-Hansen, Mustafa Davis
Editor: Jen Bradwell
Music: Emily Rice
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2020
Sales Agent: ro*co films