F-R-E-E, co-presented by The Berkeley FILM Foundation and featuring a performance by Destiny Arts and a post-film Q&A with the filmmakers
F-R-E-E is a documentary that follows five teens through a year in a dance program in Oakland, California. In a city infamous for violence and high drop out rates, Destiny Arts provides a safe place for teens to come and share their stories and move their bodies. Each year, 20 diverse students are accepted into the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company, where they spend months creating a performance based on their lives.
Jamany barely escapes juvenile hall. Tilly has little outlet for the pain of a broken relationship and resorts to cutting. Nee Nee's mother has breast cancer and can't afford to pay the water bill. Alaysia is trying to cope with a childhood rape. Omar's health causes him to redefine family.
But when they have a chance to move their bodies and share their stories, things change for them. Their journey in the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company reveals how collaborative art can be a foundation for personal discovery.
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