Atlantic Portals (feature documentary-in-progress), the sequel to “Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?”: A Cape Verdean American Story, brings the story about the Cape Verdean community in Fox Point to the present, and Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft chronicles the history, kinship and craft of Local 1329, of the I.L.A. (International Longshoremen’s Association) that provided a livelihood for generations of men from Fox Point who “Worked the Boats” in the Port of Providence.

Both Atlantic Portals and Working the Boats: Masters of the Craft are in post-production, and pending securing finishing funds to complete the projects, will follow the same journey around the world as “Some Kind of Funny Porto Rican?”: A Cape Verdean American Story.

“Hi, Neighbor”(2011), the prequel to the documentary trilogy, is an experimental/short film about a little girl who lost her home to urban renewal, and asks her wealthy neighbor, ‘Why?” It is a classic story of American immigrants and what happens when society displaces them.“Hi, Neighbor” had its world premiere at the 2011 Cape Verdean International Film Festival and was awarded Jury Selection (first prize), in the 2012 Black Maria Film Festival.