A Film by María Agui Carter (RT: 7:30)
Each morning, shrouded by early morning fog, two pairs of hands sort through curbside garbage cans for bottles and cans. Hours before their full time jobs as housekeeper and mechanic, Sr. and Sra. Martinez rise at dawn to gather recyclables destined for the redemption center, building an inheritance one nickel at a time for their son at Harvard University on scholarship. A story about one immigrant family's unflagging belief in the American Dream, "Cleats" is a short film inspired by a true story of sacrifice and dignity, where a family’s humble yet heroic acts help make each other's dreams come true.
Immigrant parents build an inheritance one nickel at a time for their son on scholarship at Harvard.