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Video: Cross My Heart

 

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An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence amongst women, the kinds of secrets we keep and who they’re actually protecting.

Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival:

“This film masterfully navigates through delicate questions regarding trust and loyalty when they’re thrown into turmoil following an act of sexual abuse. Anchored by outstanding performances from its two young leads and a nuanced directorial approach, we present the Vimeo Staff Pick Award to “Cross My Heart” by Sontenish Myers.”

Director Sontenish Myers is a Caribbean-American writer-director based in Harlem, NY and a thesis student at NYU’s Grad Film program. Sontenish has written and directed 4 short films to date. In her work, racial identity, womanhood, power dynamics, and the heroic journey are often explored. She is particularly interested in working across genres, from dramas, science fiction/fantasy, to dark comedies.

Running time: 13:34

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