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World Showcase Shorts: The School of Life
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Kids learn life lessons on the playground and in the classroom, through their friends and first-time experiences, in this quartet of cinematic initiations. Love and acceptance, remote learning and leaving the nest are all firsts that shape who we become and how we see the world.
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Aurora Brachman
Producer(s):Aurora Brachman
Editor(s):Aurora Brachman
Cinematography:Aurora Brachman
Sound:Aurora Brachman
Sydney Bowie Linden


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A child reveals a secret to their mother: "I'm not a girl." In this breathtakingly honest portrait of growing up gender expansive, filmmaker Aurora Brachman beautifully captures the hesitancy, fear and relief at revealing one's innermost thoughts, as well as the unconditional love of a mother. Eileen Arandiga

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