America Show Me Your Hands (ASMYH) is a documentary series created and directed by Jalia Carlton-Carew. The name stems from the need for people to be accountable and transparent with one another by revealing our hands to each other. Everyone is included in this conversation because it is one we all need to hear and take part in, regardless of our race, gender, cultural background, education, age and socio-economic standing. Our hands expose the hidden truths that are plaguing our country. If the United States is a house then it is our responsibility to make it a home. Meaning we can build a house by using our hands but we can only build a home by showing them. This series will address a variety of issues that are blocking the United States from reaching its full potential as an exceptional nation. ASMYH is to act as a beneficial catalyst for the inevitable transformation that America is undergoing.
Xenophobia, classism, racism to unaffordable education, healthcare and housing are among the various topics that this documentary will address. The first episode of ASMYH addresses xenophobia, specifically looking at the experiences of TPS holders in the U.S. and how their everyday lives are affected by the rhetoric that has currently (and in the past) inaccurately depicted their reality. ASMYH will act as a manifestation of hope for the trajectory of this country. This film will shine light on those who have been silenced for so long while simultaneously providing solutions to issues that must be solved.
Meet the Team:
Jalia Carlton-Carew, Director
Mason Foster, Assistant Director
Risks and challenges
There are no foreseen challenges or risks. I have been waiting to tell this story since I was six years old when my mother's TPS was terminated . Now I am 21. Living in fear for all those years was the challenge.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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