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CineYouth Program

Be Seen, Be Heard: Documentary

 4 shorts | 48 minutes

Screenings & Events

Virtual Screening

Available to stream globally April 24 @ 12:00pm CT through April 30 @ 11:59pm CT for a 72-hour watch window.


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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