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Be Seen, Be Heard: Documentary [CineYouth]

These documentaries demonstrate that the personal is powerful, and sharing your unique voice and perspective can brighten the world and help make others feel seen.

Note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.



Desta Chery | California | Age 16

This celebratory exploration of young Black women’s relationships with their natural hair offers reflections on identity, expression, and community.


Minerva Marie Navasca | Canada | Age 20

The harsh psychological reality of a woman’s nightly walk home comes into sharp focus in this experimental documentary about the price of safety.

Hidden Pride: Life at BYU as a Queer Student

Fletcher Gibbons | Utah | Age 19

Past and present Queer Brigham Young University students share raw and powerful stories of their struggle to live truthfully at the Mormon University.

Believe in Wonder

Caleb Jacobson | Oregon | Age 21

One couple is a bright spot in their community as they run a publishing business for Black creatives and grow a family through foster-adoption in this inspiring portrait.

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Event Information

Sunday, April 23, 2023

  •   4 shorts | 48 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States



Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or rap access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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