Saturday, October 5 / 2:15p – 3:45p

NIA'S SHADOW

An inner city’s polluted conditions awaken within some young residents a dormant superhuman gene produced by eugenics during slavery (the practice of selective breeding to improve the genetic composition of their ancestors). Now, one woman must confront her friend who chooses to use his powers for wrong.

Julien Turner, Justen Turner

Saturday Oct. 5 / 2:15p-3:45p / Watkins

ASIA A

Inspired by a true story. A recent spinal cord injury patient struggles to reconcile his sense of self-worth with his new reality as a paraplegic.

Directed by Andrew Reid

Saturday, October 5 / 2:15p – 3:45p

FIRST DAY BACK

It’s the first day back at school for the faculty and students of Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, after a fight between two students from rival neighborhoods resulted in the death of a fellow student, left others injured and changed the community forever. 

Directed by DeShawn Plair

Saturday, Oct. 5 / 2:15p-3:45p / Watkins

IN THE SHADOWS

African American middle school girls deal with the difficult “truths” of black female identity and how they feel misunderstood, shadowed, and silenced in society. Through poetry, the girls are able to step out of the shadows to be heard.

Directed by Meleisha Edwards

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