Directed by Raymond Knudsen (USA, 2016, 5 min.). After a series of devastating concussions changes the course of his once-promising football career, DeAndre Phillips decides to follow his new passion for dancing. As the night of his pivotal audition approaches, DeAndre must finally fight for his prideful father’s loving support and acceptance.
Directed by Melissa Perez (USA, 2016, 20 min.). An anxious 22 year old must choose between romantic love and the needs of her family.
Walk for Me
Directed by Elegance Bratton (USA, 2016, 12 min.). Walk For Me is a contemporary coming out story in which Hassan Kendricks explores his trans identity as a part of NYC’s underground ballroom scene – and the night his mother catches him in drag.
Directed by Mohamed Kamel (USA, 2016, 15 min.). Nour, a schoolgirl who lives alone with her father, experiences a crisis when puberty arrives without warning. Nour’s dad cannot understand these new changes, resulting in tension between them.
Directed by Chase Norman (USA, 2015, 14 min.). A shy, overweight young woman leaves the safety of her home for an unwelcoming high school classroom.
Followed by a Q&A with the directors.
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