Social Dramas: Power and Struggle
Moths & Butterflies // Alfonso Johnson :: Lenny, a schizoaffective, socially awkward, introvert finds it rather difficult to break out of the regimented routine of sobriety and functionality that he has placed on himself. Cherisse is a loud talking, nature loving, free spirited person, who shares a common experience: Once upon a time, they both were committed at the same Mental Facility.
Mulatto // Orlando Pinder :: A biased father complicates matters for his daughter Hannah, because laced into his love is an ultimatum. Through his dialogue and mannerisms, he tries to deny Hannah of her identity, and if she is to fit in with him, she must deny it too.
Krista // Danny Madden :: Krista focuses on finding a voice in the face of personal adversity and trauma. How does someone confront their torment and their tormentors? What steps does it take to define one’s own identity, while navigating misaligned power dynamics?
Pagg // Nardeep Khurmi :: When a hate crime clouds the 4th of July, Mandeep, a Sikh-American, must grapple with his anxieties and fears as he attempts to celebrate the holiday with his wife and infant son. As tensions rise and compound through various microaggressions and racially charged encounters, Mandeep makes a tragic decision that changes his identity forever.
Jabari Keating // Stacey Larkins :: Upon making a life altering decision, Jabari Keating is a candid first person narrative film that explores his personal reflections, life experiences and trials and tribulations as an African American in present day America.
Stay Woke // Langston A. Williams :: On the eve of an election, the lives of a politician trying to reconnect with the people he once represented, two African American youth frustrated by a recent police killing, and a police office who desires to do the right thing will all collide.