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We are our families, our families are us.

 

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Against the backdrop of the Windrush scandal, a Jamaican mother, Valerie Powell, struggles to keep her relationship with her son Eli intact. She suffers in silence as she battles with the government's hostile environment tactics, as she keeps the threat of deportation a secret, her psychological sta
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 12 minutes
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Kaleb D'Aguilar
  • Premiere: World

A woman attempts to immortalize her dying grandfather using virtual reality technology, but her obsession with documenting drives a wedge between them.
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 10 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Jahmil Eady
  • Premiere: Philadelphia
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After a surprise first-time pregnancy, a Trans couple of color wrestles with how the new baby will affect their relationship and how to raise their child in a binary world.
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 13 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Carmen LoBue
  • Premiere: East Coast
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A brother and sister stumble upon a celestial secret that changes their lives forever and propels them into Reggaetón stardom, but they soon discover that their newfound fame comes at a deep price.
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Country: United States, Puerto Rico
  • Director: Kristian Mercado Figueroa
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On the day of her release from a psychiatric facility, Mira, an Arab American woman returns to her mother's home in Brooklyn to attend her grandmother's 90th birthday only to discover that her sister Lara has lied to the family that she was on a trip to Florida.
  • Year: 2021
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Country: USA, United States
  • Director: Darine Hotait
  • Premiere: World
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The South is My Sister's Skin

Told through a series of vignettes, a black woman recounts her coming of age story with the American South as her backdrop.
  • Year: 2019
  • Runtime: 2 minutes
  • Country: United States
  • Director: Zenzele Ojore
  • Premiere: East Coast


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