Stories Lived

Tag Archive: Bullying / Abuse

Sa Famille **Past Mission Runner-up**

Sa Famille is a documentary film that was made in October 2015. The whole recording process took place in district 9, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  Sa Famille is a story about Mr. Vincent Leopold[…]

One Magazine at a Time

Steven Riggs has always lived in poverty, and when he ended up in prison, he lost everything. Now Steven sells magazines for Streetwise, a nonprofit dedicated to helping impoverished people earn their own money.  […]

After Claudetteia

After Claudetteia features former students and teachers of the Monroe City School system recounting the 2015 incident where Claudetteia Love, an openly queer student, made national headlines for challenging a discriminatory school policy that barred[…]

Acid Attack Survivors in India Find Strength and Peace

In this film A LIVE, filmmaker Harsh Vardhan Singh presents the stories of acid attack survivors in India, highlighting the crucial atrocities that women in the society undergo. The attackers are not just men with[…]


Laura is a friend of mine who has acted for me in a previous film. We stumbled across her story one day as we were discussing timings for a new project and her need to[…]

What Do You See?

Handwritten by a care home patient, a poem was found by nurses shortly after her passing. Articulating the realities of growing old, What Do You See? expresses how she perceived her surroundings an in turn[…]

Miracle Baby

Kayla Lara is a teen that goes through challenges everyday that some of us don’t have to go through. She was born premature, and was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Over the course of her life,[…]