Patois



synopsis

A coming-of-age story of a young first-generation American girl as she navigates her household with rules and tendencies that reflect the traditions of her parent's home country, while also trying to find herself and fit in at a typical American school. It's not until she is able to accept herself, accept what makes her different, and cherish these differences, that she is actually able to allow herself to be accepted by others. A character study that speaks to the importance of identity and self-worth.

cast

Mariah Gordon, Ginneh Thomas

directed by

Andre Muir, Danielle Alston

director's bio

Andre Muir is the son Jamaican immigrants, born in Rogers Park, Chicago currently in Brooklyn, NY. As an artist, Andre creates spiritual stories, juxtaposing sound and image into an experience of non-linear perception. He uses his art to evoke feeling in audiences and the world.

screenwriter

Andre Muir

producer

Zachary Moore, Cory Proctor, Manny Caston

runtime

13 minutes

country

US

category

Short Narrative

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