Filmed over three years, MAINELAND follows two teenagers who are part of this enormous wave of “parachute students” from China’s wealthy elite seeking Western-style education and the promise of a Hollywood-style experience.
Basketball is easy. Life is hard. 10 years after from a career as an NBA All-Star, Kenny Anderson, the former New York City high-school prodigy is in crisis mode. Facing his personal demons head-on, the charismatic Anderson must come to terms with his past in order to find a way forward.
Driven from their ancestral lands by ISIS after a campaign of genocide, the Yezidis attempt to ransom their kidnapped daughters from the terror group’s slave camps while dreaming one day of returning home.