DROWNING IN SILENCE
Drowning In Silence is an intimate and brave directorial debut from Chezik Tsunoda, documenting her quest for answers and personal journey of healing in the midst of the tragedy. After Chezik’s three-year-old son Yori drowns, she is confronted with the silent epidemic of childhood drowning. She investigates why there is so little information about the number one cause of death is children under four. Through her investigation, she meets and follows families that have experienced similar devastation from childhood drowning. As Chezik bonds with other parents fighting for change, we see her film is just as much about seeking solace as it is finding solutions.
The documentary delves into the history of childhood drowning and the lack of access black and brown children have to swimming and swim lessons, as they are five times more likely to drown than white children. We explore how this disparity can be traced all the way back to slavery and continued through Jim Crow, which has present day impact. From pediatricians to advocates for local and federal water safety, the discussion considers what we can do to shift the pendulum and fight against childhood drowning and create more racial equity in water safety.
This raw depiction of loss, perseverance, and community shows how pain can be turned into purpose and truly effect change.
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MY NEIGHBOR'S KEEPER
My Neighbor's Keeper is a documentary film that dispels myths and misconceptions around the issue of homelessness in Seattle and opens the communication lines between the city’s housed and unhoused communities.
KNOX KNOWS BEST
Knox Knows Best is an animated series based on a short film that helps children reflect on hard topics like social issues and gives them the power to make an impact. Based on a short film to raise awareness about homelessness.
THE MARRIAGE MYTH
Marriage Myth is a docuseries that dismantles our outdated view of marriage and explores alternative and non-traditional relationships.
WOMB TO TOMB
Womb to Tomb is a 6 part traveling docu-series exploring the customs, views, and rituals surrounding birth and death in various cultures. We will examine the psychology and spirituality behind these different belief systems and bring a better understanding to the process of the circle of life.
Finding Sanctuary explores sacred spaces of community, connection, and healing that are critical to Black women looking for respite from the anti Black misogyny they experience in the United States