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In Solidarity is the story of six African-American Baltimore City high school students who leave the only home they’ve ever known on a journey to Nicaragua to immerse themselves in a foreign culture through living, working in solidarity with a rural community.

Through a two-week program led by their mentor, a Nicaraguan-American Baltimore educator the youth build homes, create murals and develop relationships with families of the Palestine Pineapple Cooperative. They are confronted with a new world of limited resources, make-shift innovations, and communal living that challenges, expands, and sometimes reflects the realities of their own world.

This story of personal struggle and growth reveals the parallels between the many forms and manifestations of race, class, and poverty in the US as well as in the developing world. Told through interviews with the youth, their families, and mentors the documentary follows their journey from its inception as an ambitious concept to its lasting impact as an empowering life experience.

Video: In Solidarity
Video: In Solidarity
Directed by Aleks Martray
45 minute DVD