The heart of my portfolio is the leap of faith that a person takes in order to defy what their past, culture, or circumstances may imply. I chose to showcase the Bear Jew from Inglourious Basterds and Jackie Brown from Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown as characters who exemplify this state of mind. Both of these characters take control of their lives and commit to have more substance than simply being present. Each of their stories inspired me because I, too am very much concerned with being more than just an idle human being. I want to make a change in this world, no matter how small. For my wild card, I wanted to showcase one of the first decisions in my life that was a result of this desire in my heart. In the summers of freshman through junior year of high school, I spent a total of eight weeks in the country of Guatemala reaching out to the children and families in villages around Guatemala City. This video is a reflection of the longing within me which is very similar to that of Donowitz and Brown—to commit to abandon the road that my circumstances and culture laid out for me.