8th - 14th March 2017

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Mike Paulucci - USA - 2015 - 9 min

A teenager from the South Side of Chicago decides to reveal their true identity during a spoken word performance only to be interrupted by an uninvited guest.

Director: Mike Paulucci

Mike Paulucci is an award winning filmmaker based in Chicago. His films have screened at dozens of film festivals nationally and internationally, and his first feature film, Tasmanian Tiger, has garnered four best feature film awards on the festival circuit. On top of this, in early 2015 he was awarded a Human Rights Award from Nielson Reviews for his short film Shirley’s Kids, about a women who lost all four of her children to gun violence in Chicago. Mike co-founded the production company U and I Labs, which creates ad agency level video and multimedia for change creating organizations whose mission it is to make a difference. In June of 2015 he worked with Spike Lee, Common, and Joakim Noah to create a PSA campaign, #rockyourdrop, for the Noah’s Arc Foundation.