SHORTS: REEL VOICES

Free program

Reel Voices empowers high school students to become socially-conscious storytellers—tackling topics like fandom, beauty standards, belonging, and diversity, in stories that are both personal and deeply relevant to the broader San Diego community.

In this program


The Secret Life of Lance Mah

Directed by James Mah

A Darth Vader cosplayer shares his thoughts on volunteerism, fandom, and community through his work with the San Diego Star Wars Society.

On the Grind

Directed by Maurice-John Cardoza

Three young entrepreneurs—a barber, jewelry designer, and clothes thrifter—talk about what it means to be a small business owner.

Butterfly Food

Directed by Katherine Kwon

An exploration of South Korean beauty standards, which are much harsher than what appears to the eye.

Diverse

Directed by Jenifar Mansoor

Youth from different backgrounds come together to discuss and celebrate cultural diversity in their neighborhood of El Cajon.

Love, All

Directed by Hayne Lim

A passionate student athlete details the story of how he fell in love with tennis, and the lessons he’s learned both on and off the court.

Taking it Back

Directed by Mia Gonzalez

A look at the effects of misogyny through the stories of two young girls: a skater and tarot card reader.

Revolution Day

Directed by Pita Birkbeck

Follow City Heights activists on Revolution Day, as they take back July 4th and independence for themselves and local businesses.

Overcast

Directed by Mikayla Kim

Asian American youth discuss how their upbringing influenced their relationship to mental health, while exploring growing up in an immigrant household.

Closed on Sunday

Directed by Natalie Kimm

Three perspectives on Chick-fil-A’s opposition to the LGBTQ+ community and how this stance reflects their lives as consumers and workers, revealing the complexity within this issue and a broader conversation about performative activism and allyship.

Dates & Times
UltraStar Cinemas Mission Valley

Sunday, October 31, 2021
12:00 pm