Through film grapples with some very large ideological and sociological questions through a profoundly intimate narrative. Following a visit from a cousin living in the United States, Cisco, frustrated by how he has been unable to unionize the Liberian rubber industry and ameliorate the cruel working conditions, becomes inspired to leave home for a better life in New York City. Upon his arrival in the states, Cisco settles into life within the city’s small, but tight-knit Liberian community, but an encounter with a former child soldier forces him to confront certain demons from his own past.
Watch: Liberian Plantation Workers Go On Strike in Exclusive ‘Out of My Hand’ Clip
Watch: Liberian Plantation Workers Go On Strike in Exclusive 'Out of My Hand' Clip
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In this exclusive clip from the film, we watch union leader deliver a rousing speech to his fellow rubber plantation workers, encouraging them to go on strike until their demands for improved working conditions are met.
“Out of My Hand” will have its North American premiere on June 12 as part of the program for the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival.