Speaking up and speaking out, this program features short films and web series on the topics of social justice, social issues and discovering community-based solutions.



Dir. / Writer: Khushnuda Shukurova / Prod. Alyson Thompson, Ilana Rossein

Two Syrian refugee siblings receive official legal documents to permanently join their father in the United States. However, when the plane lands in JFK, they are taken into custody for interrogation by Customs and Border Police.



Dir. / Prod. Joyce Fuerza / Writer: Joyce Fuerza, Chris Strikes

 In this intense drama, a reserved elementary school teacher, Rosa, finds her life upended when she comes across an abused student, Kamila. As she sees her younger self through the eyes of Kamila, Rosa’s attempt to stop the cycle forces her to make an unexpected decision; an action that brings back disturbing memories. 



Dir. Armie Hicks Jr / Writer: Sade Sellers, Armie Hicks Jr / Prod. Lauren Herrel, Lisa Mazzotta, Armie Hicks Jr

Lured by an older man with promises of love and protection, 16-year-old Savannah Jones' romantic expectations quickly fade as she finds herself trapped in the dark and devastating world of sex trafficking. Now called "Blondie," she stumbles her way through the hierarchy of girls, as she is forced to perform sexual acts for the wealthy. In the end, her efforts for rescue are dashed along with her hope and innocence.



Dir. / Writer: Shaun Mathis / Prod. Shaun Mathis, Justin Toulon, George Cash Boykin

A remorseful police officer struggles to cope with the fact he mistakenly killed an unarmed teenager while trying to make amends with his wife and the teens’ mother.


YOU, ME , US...

Dir. / Writer: Geno Brooks, Nia Watts / Prod. Geno Brooks , Nia Witts, Myles Grier, Maureen Pierre, Christopher D. Moore II, Savoyia Henderson

An anthology series focusing on two individuals living on the edge of suspense, family drama, and crime, while at times feeling like complete strangers to each other. In every installation of this series, we see the desperation to work through their troubling circumstances while managing their relationship the best way possible. Leaving the audience with the unique opportunity to learn and grow with them along their journey.



Dir. Kyung Sok Kim / Writer / Prod: Rex Reyes II

In 1999, Novato, California, an 8-year-old girl named Jessie is enjoying what little time she has left with her best friend, Lucas. The two of them have difficulty conveying it, but they’re both aware as to what is about to happen. The trailer park they live in will be closed, and the whole community will be forced to evacuate, as a result of the MTBE water contamination. For Jessie, this means facing an unwanted change and learning to say goodbye to that which tethers her to her little pink trailer.