Honorable Mention – Black Cases (USA)

Title: Black Cases
Runtime: 15 min
Country: USA
Director: Tamara R. Jackson
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: September, 2021

Synopsis: After intervening in a domestic dispute involving his mother, 17 year old Antoine finds himself caught up in all the trappings of a judicial system that refuses to see him for the boy he is and wills to catapult him into adulthood. What does proper response look like? Did he act out of anger or trauma?