Immigant Ewa obstacles when she & her sister come to Ellis Island. Bruno becomes benefactor & oppressor as she works for his revue. Her freedom comes hard.
Left alone in the impoverished Brooklyn projects when their dug-addicted mothers are taken away b the police, a 14 year-old African American boy unwillingly becomes the care-giver of an 8 year-old Korean American boy. Dodging the police and gang members, they must survive the hot summer by their wits and pluck.