By Stephanie Malson
In Getaway, on the backdrop of a summer of civil unrest in the United States, a Jamaican immigrant gives her bullied pre-teen and herself a reprieve with his first trip to her homeland. As they ease into the change of pace, Mom gets shocking news that forces her to make a life-changing decision. This short film from writer / producer Malaika Paquiot and director Stephanie Malson explores what it means to be a good mother in extraordinary times.
United States / Jamaica
Melissa Kay Anderson, Ian Smalls, Jr., Kaci Hamilton