Grades 7-12, College, Adult
Directed by Robbie Hart
Produced by Robbie Hart and Luc Côté, Adobe Productions
DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-363-3
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-743-3
Latino and Chicano Studies
Awards and Festivals
Gold Plaque, Chicago International Television Competition
Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition
Honorable Mention, Columbus International Film Festival
Finalist, Alliance for Children and Television Award of Excellence
The Other America Film Festival, San Antonio
Finalist, Gemini Awards
Victor "Gotti" Cherry in New York
New York, USA - Street Gangs
A former gang leader now works with troubled youth.
"Rainmakers" is a series that tells the inspiring story of six youth leaders from around the world who have overcome difficult personal situations to take control of their lives and help others.
Victor "Gotti" Cherry was a gang leader and drug dealer on the streets of Harlem but transformed himself into a poetry-writing role model who works with troubled youth.
Program four of the RAINMAKERS series that tells the inspiring stories of six youth leaders from around the world who overcome difficult personal situations to take control of their lives and help others.
The other titles in the series are:
Rena McLeod in Canada - An aboriginal mother fights for native justice.
Razvan Marcu in Romania - After Ceausescu, Razvan Marcu now fights for a clean environment.
Ramiro Garcia in Peru - Social change is possible through the arts and humor.
Shakuntala Kazmi in India - A low-caste Hindu, Shakuntala Kazmi fights for women's rights.
Jongsada Suwanchondee in Thailand - HIV-positive, a former heroin addict helps others understand AIDS.
"All six videos feature well-selected historical footage, lively action, and, above all, engaging heroes who have much to show to young people. This series demonstrates to teenage viewers that individuals can make a difference and there are ways they, too, can get involved in their own communities."