Set in the part of L.A. popularly known as South Central, Daisy & Max explores the world of gang violence intervention workers, the long shadows of mass incarceration on families and children, and the lives of Latina and African American women who will risk everything to make their communities just a little safer.
As a teenager, Daisy watched her sister get shot to death in the driveway of her family house’s, and Max was in and out of gangs and prison before changing his life. Now they work as a team, intervening in street violence and gang disputes before they turn deadly – all while raising a new baby. But when Max’s past brings the FBI to their door and he suddenly disappears into the federal prison system, Daisy must fight – like never before – to save her family.
Daisy & Max was commissioned for Al Jazeera America Presents, an original series featuring provocative, timely documentaries and series for acclaimed filmmakers around the globe.
The Center is pleased to announce that Daisy & Max will open this year’s Human Rights Film Series, the Center’s flagship film event that showcases the year’s predominant human rights documentaries throughout the month of October.
Dir. Jennifer Maytorena Taylor. Presented by Al Jazeera America.
The screening will be followed a Q&A following.
FREE and open to the public
American University is committed to providing accessible programs and services. For accommodations, contact [email protected]
Watch the trailer below, check out the Human Rights Film Series page, and visit the Daisy & Max website for information.
Daisy & Max will premiere on Al Jazeera America Presents on Sunday, October 25th at 10pm ET and re-airs Saturday, October 31th at 10pm ET.
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