Entrepreneurship is a gamble, so it is notable that the Global Student Entrepreneur Award, a $ 100,000 prize for best pitch, takes place in casino-heavy Macau, off the coast of Hong Kong. But the five young subjects of this documentary, “Own Room” (Streaming on disney +), Gambling on us as much as we are on them.
Like a pair of aces, the mint has a solid but unmistakable handheld story arc that not only adds to the dramatic tension, but also clarifies the film’s more compelling ideas, mastering the storytelling of the documentary’s themes in their political context Binds
Directed by Christina Costantini and Darren Foster, “On the Room” is an all-around competent documentary, involving five of her students and tracking their journey to the entrepreneurial semi-finals. But beyond his projects, the subjects attract viewers in ways that feel particularly insistent. The pursuit of one subject makes an American dream come true, while the other aims at the failure of the dream.
While there is nothing new about the format in which these stories are told, the descriptions of young people’s backgrounds and the geopolitical complexities they adopt never fail to fascinate. Daniela Blanco has seen Venezuela destroying her homeland war, and found a home for her home in New York using solar-powered electric and thermonuclear reactions that help create synthetic materials such as nylon. Alondra Toledo’s family bakery fed thousands of people in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and was in dire need of medical assistance during the catastrophe that informed Toledo’s goal of improving communication between deaf patients and their doctors Do not use sign language.
While these are nuanced nuances, they feel a more fleshy-out, and crucially, disconnected from the whole. Although Blanco’s feelings about Venezuela and the differences in the economic structure of his country of origin and his home in New York may affect his approach to vocation, “own room” prevents him from asking more challenging questions about How money and opportunities change. Students’ philosophy. With a wider lens, the documentary may question whether the room is owned or not within reach, or if the house always wins.
Not rated. Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes. Look at Disney +.