After being tortured and narrowly escaping execution in Liberia, Rosevelt Henderson makes his way to America to build a new life for his family.
Rosevelt's America is a cinema verite profile of the struggles of a Liberian refugee to build a new life in America. After being tortured and narrowly escaping execution during Liberia’s civil war, Rosevelt Henderson makes his way to America with three of his children but is forced to leave his pregnant wife behind. He works as a janitor, airport van driver, and assembly line worker in order to support his family and help his wife flee their war-torn country. After two year of juggling low wage jobs, Rosevelt’s perseverance pays off and he is reunited with his wife, Frances, and his baby daughter. Once Frances is able to begin working as a nurse’s aid, their combined incomes are able to lift the family out of poverty. Ultimately Rosevelt's America becomes an inspiring story of quiet determination and dignity under duress.
Produced and Directed by Roger Weisberg & Tod Lending
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