AWI Voices With Impact presents: Grief and Resilience Film Showcase and Filmmaker Q&A

The world premiere of 5 short films around the topic of Grief and Resilience, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

About this event

Films screened at this premiere on June 27 included:

  • “Blue Garden” by Natalie Murao
  • “Paper Planes” by Sina Sultani
  • “Six Feet Apart” by Monty Cole
  • “Promise” by Lane Michael Stanley
  • “The Sunset Special” by Marlena C. Robbins & David Telles

The premiere was followed by a week-long festival of dialogue and discussion from June 29 – July 1. All sessions were free and open to the public.

You can view the recording for this event on Facebook and YouTube!

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)


Date:June 28, 2022
Time:1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Workshop Evaluation

Click here to download a summary of the post-workshop evaluations.
It was a good opportunity for the featured film makers, and it was fun to see their hard work. "
-Premiere Attendee


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