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Under Pressure

Under Pressure
2019 | NR. 1hr 33min
CAST: Various DIRECTOR: Various

“Growing up can be a little bit scary and weird,” Kayla, Eighth Grade. An exploration of social norms and cultural pressures coming at us from all sides. Considered appropriate for ages 13 and up. Programmed by Faith Stevens

1. Little Lantern

US | 2018 | 14 min | Summer Wagner
A coming-of-age story about a contemplative 11-year-old girl who is forced to grapple with her impending womanhood while at a religious summer camp. WA State Premiere. Filmmaker will be in attendance.

2. Catch A Girl

US | 2019 | 14 min | LeRon Lee
With his elementary understanding of courtship, 11-year old Darius meets up with friends that conspire to play a popular “predator vs. prey” childhood game, targeted to take advantage of girls. WA State Premiere


Switzerland | 2019 | 9 min | Michael Frei
An animated short exploring group dynamics. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal?

4. Gong Ju

Canada | 2018 | 11 min | Jerome Yoo
After a violent incident goes viral, Korean high school bully Gong Ju is sent abroad to attend school in Canada, in hopes she changes her violent ways. Instead, she becomes a victim of bullying, but is determined to reclaim on her rightful throne. Filmmaker will be in attendance.

5. Dubbel D (Double D)

Netherlands | 2018 | 19 min | Fey Lehiane
13-year old PUCK knows who she is: a fighter. She’s mighty proud she isn’t “like other girls”; instead of worrying about her looks, she trains extensively to win from her male friends at her fencing school. She sees her body as strictly functional; and definitely not as a part of her identity. But when she is confronted by her changing body that starts to develop more traits associated with femininity, and on top of it all gets her first period while at a fencing camp, she is forced to reevaluate the relationship she has to her body. WA State Premiere

6. Kamali

United Kingdom | 2019 | Documentary | 24 min | Sasha Rainbow
Seven-year-old Kamali is the only girl skateboarder in a small fishing village in India where, by chance, a skate ramp happened to be built right outside her house. Kamali's timorous mother, Suganthi, gives in to a burning desire to escape her past and decides to take a pilgrimage in a quest for self discovery. As mother and daughter are separated for the first time, they both must find their freedom as they dare to step outside into a man's world. WA State Premiere

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