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A young boy looks straight ahead with his fists in the air in a boxing position.

Love Taps [short film]

  Derrick Woodyard

  United States     14 minutes


In the wake of his parents’ separation, a young boy embarks on a transformative journey that challenges his understanding of family, love, and masculinity. Guided by his father’s attempts to impart essential life skills, including how to throw a punch, he begins to understand that being strong isn’t just about physical power; it’s about inner strength, emotional fortitude, and the ability to confront life’s adversities head-on.

This film screens as part of the Shorts 7: Black Perspectives – Resonance program.