Award of Merit – Human (USA)

Title: Human
Runtime: 7 min
Country: USA
Director: Thomas Bloom
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2020

Synopsis: Bullied for being blind, black, and homeless, Mario teaches his kid about the daily struggles of growing up and how he wished people treated him as Human too. Mario relives his days as a teen and we follow him thru an average day while witnessing the bullying he and fellow classmates were subjected to. As the story unfolds, we see how everyone is affected by bullying at some point in their lives. With a strong message of unity and equality, Mario asks us all to treat one another with dignity by remembering we are all Human.