WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - NY PERSPECTIVES AWARD
NOMINEE - BEST STUDENT FILM
- United States
- 12 mins
Documentary Film Competition
|George Lois, Alex Cirillo, Thais Francis|
|Thais Francis, Erica Trumpet, Tre'von Lyle, April Armstrong|
India is a high school senior living in Brooklyn; she’s gotten a full scholarship to Brown University and is a model student, good daughter, fun best friend and loving girlfriend. On the outside, she seems to be living the teenage dream. However, it is all a lie. Internally, she is tormented, and hides a secret that threatens to end her most important relationships. She finally gains the courage to reveal her double life but discovers something that shatters her world completely.
A filmmaker from Honolulu, Hawaii, Laurie Arakaki specializes in evocative films that seek to illuminate the unique, often overlooked intersections of class, culture and gender. Arakaki has drawn critical praise for her short films I Spy (winner of the Women’s Filmmaking Initiative Screenwriting Award), which debuted at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival, and Kill Haole Day (winner of the 2010 Grace K.J. Abernethy Screenwriting Award).