Adolescence thrusts us into a rude awakening. Through the eyes of young people, these films portray the loss of innocence, the tempting call of independence, the failure of trust.
Dir. Katrelle Kindred • United States, 2017, 15 min.
A young girl navigates the micro-aggressions in her neighborhood that are far more dangerous than any young person should have to navigate.
Dir. Terrence Thompson • United States, 2017, 14 min.
Drive Slow follows a teenager from the South-Side of Chicago attempting to finish his college essays. As he struggles to boil down his complex surroundings in 500 words, his friends’ disparate opinions, racist news narratives, and the threat of lingering danger only complicate the process. Based on the pilot script of the same name, Drive Slow seeks to challenge certain stigmas surrounding Chicago communities as it tells diverse stories of young people from this great city.
Dir. Majestic Tillman • United States, 2018, 13 min.
When Cameron returns to his childhood home to visit his sister Mira, he is confronted by his stepfather Marcus, forcing him to confront his tumultuous family history.
Dir. Cierra Glaude • United States, 2017, 10 min.
An aesthetician does her brother’s makeup for his final showcase.
Dir. Justice Singleton • United States, 2017, 11 min.
This film, set in Los Angeles, is about Kasim Jordan, a skateboarder and aspiring filmmaker who, after getting kicked out of his home, begins to explore Hollywood and the dangers his mother has warned him about.