The Samaritan




  • Producing
  • Director of Photography
  • Writing
  • Editorial

In 1985, an attorney from Texas is suddenly forced to decide whether to help a Romanian defector that’s jumped ship in the Houston harbor, fleeing the oppressive dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu. After appealing to the U.S. Congress, he succeeds. But that is only the beginning. He chooses to travel to Romania in order to help the defector’s family escape as well.

In this feature documentary, the Story Front collaborative followed the narrative all the way to Romania. It is another example of the collaborative’s versatility: writing, producing, and editing.