In this latest film series, Soul Biographies, film-maker Nic Askew captures the experience of being human. And in doing so, offers the viewer the opportunity to be moved to tears and laughter. And to move into a deeper experience of themselves.
Each year, Jazz at Lincoln Center and its artistic director Wynton Marsalis host the Essentially Ellington Festival, a competition of high school jazz bands from across the country. Chops focuses on one Florida band's experience at the festival.
Excursion boat captain Joe Wofford takes a small group of shocked tourists to Ship Island off the coast of Mississippi. Now that the island is surrounded by oil containment booms, the group is left to ponder the relationship between faith, oil, and our responsibilities to the Earth.