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Drama, Coming of Age, 13plus

East of the River

Teonna is unexpectedly suspended from school and is faced with a day on the streets of Washington, DC. Teonna encounters Malik, who is also out of school, and Sara, who left school because she saw more economic opportunity on the streets. The three set out for an adventure that takes them east of the Anacostia river.

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East of the River

Synopsis

Teonna is unexpectedly suspended from school and is faced with a day on the streets of Washington, DC. Teonna encounters Malik, who is also out of school, and Sara, who left school because she saw more economic opportunity on the streets. The three set out for an adventure that takes them east of the Anacostia river.

Created in collaboration with local high schoolers, East of the River is an unflinching portrait of the education and lived experience of teenagers finding their way through an overburdened public school system.

  • Director Hannah Peterson
  • Writer Hannah Peterson, Stacey Eunnae
  • Producer Sinah Ober
  • Cast Ayiana T. Davis, Steloni Mason, Malachi Mack
  • Runtime 13mins
  • Country USA

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