FACEPAINT: Modesty

The second of two HF streetdocs shot while on a recent trip to Brooklyn, NY.

This one has a special place in my heart.

 

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Modesty and two friends were walking home from school, presumably after a day of Halloween celebrations. I gave them a smile and kept walking. I was having one of those doubtful moments in the documentary filmmaking process, when I’m not sure about the receptiveness of my subjects. In the end, I circled the block and met Modesty and Julianna who were now one friend short. I asked Modesty a question about heroes and without hesitation, she told me about her sister. What flowed from the description of her 19-year-old sister, was a beautiful, vulnerable, and wise recount of how she came out to her family. There is no doubt in my mind that this 17-year-old has had to overcome some of life’s biggest obstacles. Her knowing words describing how hiding from one’s true self can lead to self-harm belied her confident eyes. As I listened to her share some of the most intimate details of her life, I was certain that she hadn’t always been this clear about the path to self-love…

One Human Frequency. Tune In™

Song: Cuts&Bruises
Artist: Plurabelle

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