Documentary Film Series

The Story of Michael D. McCarty

Filmed in LA & Chicago in 2017, the first film in the series shares the journey of a man who even in the face of great obstacles spreads joy wherever he goes.  Follow Michael as he evolves from aspiring scientist to Black Panther Party member, from FBI target to soldier, from drug addict to health nut.   The twists and turns of Michael’s life will fill you with hope, laughter and a living example of resilience.  

Blending interviews with stop motion animation and archival footage, Michael’s story reminds us how we grow through the challenges life throws our way.

Also featuring Eric Cyrs aka Baba the Storyteller, Barbara ClarkAlicia Partnoy and many more.


©2017-2020 by Belonging in the USA: Stories from our Neighbors.