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The Inspection

  Elegance Bratton

  United States     94 minutes


In Elegance Bratton’s inspirational and deeply moving retelling of his own story, a young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the grueling routines of basic training, he finds unexpected camaraderie, strength, and support in this new community, giving him a hard-earned sense of belonging that will shape his identity and forever change his life.

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Film Credits

  •   Effie T. Brown, Chester Algernal Gordon
  •   Elegance Bratton
  •   Oriana Soddu
  •   Lachlan Milne
  •   Jeremy Pope, Raúl Castillo, McCaul Lombardi, Aaron Dominguez, Nicholas Logan, Eman Esfandi, Andrew Kai, Aubrey Joseph, with Bokeem Woodbine and Gabrielle Union
  •   Animal Collective
  •   Gamechanger Films


Film Sponsor

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International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum Family Foundation