The Film

For the past five years, Luis Santiago and Donna Mercier have drifted from the streets of Boston to campgrounds, family homes, hospitals, prison, and apartments in New Hampshire. Mercier suffers from depression and Santiago battles diabetes, epilepsy, and a crack addiction. They live off Mercier’s disability check and money Santiago makes panhandling. Unsentimental and non-judgmental, Holding On follows their struggle to stay together — on and off the street.

The Filmmaker

  1. John BaynardProducer