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SOJOURN

Detained in a small town police precinct, Athena Barnes forces Detective Ray Sanger to confront a violent past.

Writer/ Director

2022 Official Selections
Shoreline Short Film Festival 
Seattle International Film Festival 
NW Folklife Film Forum
Micheaux Film Festival 
Rotterdam Independent Film Festival -
   2022 Woman Empowerment Award winner 
Seattle Film Summit 
Tacoma Film Festival
Phoenix International Shorts Festival 
    2022 Black Lives Matter Award winner
Poulsbo Film Festival  

Director's statement 
2021. As Americans, we were coming off two years where violence against minorities had reached an all time high. As a multiracial person, I have been forced to live with frustration and anger over the escalation of these events. Marches, protests, torn down post Civil War monuments erected in the name of white supremacy...it never seems like enough. So I wrote SOJOURN in an effort to focus these feelings, pose questions that would create connection and hopefully ignite empathy in the viewer.