Recently a French film crew came to Braddock, PA sensing that the fate of Braddock might well be the same for Western Europe.
What they discovered is: From George Washington to Andrew Carnegie, through the French and Indian War, to the collapse of the steel industry, these few acres along the Monongahela River have always been a battleground.
The film Braddock America – which played at the Cannes Film Festival and the Three Rivers Film Festival– lets the people of Braddock tell their stories, as they weave together the past, the present, and the future.
Co-directors Gabriella Kessler andJean-Loïc Portron have different backgrounds and experiences but they found common ground in Braddock.
This week, the award-winning documentary, Blood Brother comes to Pittsburgh's Three Rivers film festival. It's about a remarkable Pittsburgh man named Rocky Braat, who has made a drastic change in his life in order to help others.
Rocky made the decision to change his career path and gave up his life in the Steel City to go to India and live with children at an HIV/AIDS orphanage. His best friend from school, director Steve Hoover decided to follow Rocky and chronicle his journey.