How do we see our lives in the rear-view mirror of our own mortality? In this slam poetry piece, written and performed by poet Derrick C. Brown, the film takes a dramatic and hope-filled look at life, love, death and what may come after.
Armed with dreams that extend beyond their block, Luis and Ronald, two best friends from Los Angeles, videotape their last 36 hours before shipping off to Afghanistan. One hundred days before Obama's inauguration, these young men have joined the Marines together to face the obstacles and circumstances that seem to overwhelm their passage into manhood.
Luis wants to be a filmmaker and Ronald wants to travel the world and raise a family. Through the lens of Luis's video camera, they capture their friends, family members and places they call home — to remember who they are and where they come from. In their darkest hour, they turn on the video camera for the last time and document the final moments of their journey home. An edgy, honest, and at times humorous film about family, friendship, and what it means to be a hero in today’s world. [adult content, language]