Dog Days is a captivating portrait of American entrepreneurship. When Coite Manuel, a first-time entrepreneur, enters the street food business, he enlists the help of two unlikely women: Deane, his harp-playing aunt, and Siyone, an East African hotdog vendor and single mother of four. Coite stakes his meager life savings on a vision to revive Washington, D.C.'s, dwindling street vending community. Along the way, he faces bewildering challenges, including hostile city regulations and an entrenched local monopoly. Even though success doesn't come easily, Coite and Siyone fight to maintain hope in the face of adversity. Dog Days explores themes of immigration, vocation, and the power of perseverance.
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GENRE: Documentary feature
DIRECTORS: Laura Waters Hinson, Kasey Kirby
PRODUCERS: Laura Waters Hinson, Kasey Kirby
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Priddy Brothers
TOTAL RUNTIME: 75 minutes