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Taino Daka ( I Am )

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A man is on a journey to reclaim his Caribbean indigenous identity as a Taino. History books say that the Taino People have been extinct for the past 525 years since their first encounter with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. He is faced with many obstacles both from within and from institutions that continue to keep the Taino People in the past. The Taino are reclaiming their identity and just as history wrote them out of history they are rewriting themselves back into history.

Speaking In Tongues

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A lonely college student grieving the loss of his mother has found purpose in a local megachurch. When a young pastor invites him to Chicago for a summer internship evangelizing the 'lost', his new faith is put to the test. A realistic, naturalistic portrait of evangelical Christianity and the rise and fall of intense belief.

A Valkyrie's Tale

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A Norse myth, animated and retold by the 2017-18 fourth grade classes at Crestwood Elementary school (Madison WI), using block-print characters on hand-drawn construction paper backgrounds. The students wrote the script, drew the storyboards, did the animation, and acted out all the voice parts in art class, while the fifth grade classes composed and performed the score across the hall in the music room.

Ukelayla

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Layla, a young girl with a speech disability, has high hopes for her first day of school, but her differences make it difficult to connect to others. Where speech fails, music speaks. Follow Layla and Kiki into a world of music, magic, and friendship in UkeLayla!

Light in the Darkness

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The story of the film follows the lives of several survivors of traumatic events ranging from military experiences, sexual abuse, chronic illness, and domestic/child abuse. The film will set a dramatic and driving tone early in the film as the sights are set on PTSD. Using experts in the fields of neuroscience, therapy, medicine, and psychology we begin to understand the definitions of PTSD and it’s symptoms on the people it effects. We will convey it’s roots in military combat experiences, but also demonstrate how trauma extends to victims in many ways.