At 19 Charles owned his own business, before he was 21 he owned his own house and on Feb 13, 2012 he won his first Golden Glove NYC boxing match. “I always felt blessed even when I didn’t have anything I felt blessed. I pray and worked for everything I got. Same thing as my father nothing came free for him. He drove a cab his whole life. He owns 7 houses right now, property everywhere..no high school diploma, no GED..straight from Haiti. Thats my #1 motivation. Thats the American dream.” I was introduced to Charles by Katibu Hatcher, I filmed his story last year. The conversation begins with Katibu giving an introduction to Charles, they are long time friends.
MY SMALL STORY
Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari’s, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched www.MySmallStroy.com in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.