In Our Last Stand, Helma, an Assyrian-American schoolteacher from New York, spends her summer vacation traveling to Iraq and Syria to help raise awareness about the plight of the Christian communities (Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac) threatened by civil war and ISIS.
Oscar's Cuba, shot undercover in Cuba and presented in Spanish and English, tells the story of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet, a prisoner of conscience who until March 2011 was serving a 25-year prison sentence for the crime of "disrespecting the revolution" through his promotion of human rights, respect for life and democracy in Cuba.
In 2008, Fidel Castro handed over control of Cuba to his younger brother, Raul. Since then, people around the world have predicted significant changes in the lives of the Cuban people -- especially in the lives of young Cubans. While hope springs eternal, the Cuban government's continued use of laws that violate basic standards of international human rights makes it almost impossible for citizens to openly voice their desires for change.