(2015)(United States)

Charell, age 6, woke up to find herself alone. She made breakfast, dropped her baby sister off with a neighbor, and walked to school. With a dad incarcerated for murder, a mom on drugs & a childhood in foster care, Charell knew it was time to break the cycle

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Directed by Yasmin Mistry

Yasmin Mistry is an Emmy-nominated animator & filmmaker. Her work has been displayed worldwide including recent showings at the White House, United Nations and the Louvre, as well as at film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Tribeca, and Clermont-Ferrand. She is the recipient of the Puffin Foundation’s 2013 film grant, the Brooklyn Arts Council’s 2014 and 2015 film grants, and a finalist for the Real Ideas Studio Micro-grant. When not working as an artist, Mistry dedicates her time to the foster youth of New York City. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate, she received the 2012 Advocate of The Year Award for her dedication to getting services for foster care children with special needs.

Screening Block E, Saturday at 6 PM

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