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Defying The Odds

Sun. May 28, 2017 – 10:00 am | The U.S. Navy Memorial Theater

The Bravest, The Boldest

Directed by Moon Molson

Narrative Short
United States | 17 min | 2014

On the way back up to her apartment from the basement laundry, Sayeeda Porter – an African-American woman living in the Harlem projects – discovers that two Army Notification Officers are going to her same floor.

Instead of getting off with them, she remains on the elevator, watching to see if they go to her door. They do, and since Sayeeda’s son Corey has been fighting in the war in the Middle East, she knows they can only be bearing the news that her son is either seriously injured or dead.

Thus begins her journey of avoidance, doing anything she can not to hear the terrible news that she knows awaits her.

The Bravest, the Boldest - Moon MolsonMoon Molson
Director, Producer, Writer

Moon Molson graduated with a B.A. from Dartmouth College where he won the Eleanor Frost Experimental Theatre Prize and two Alexander Laing Memorial Screenwriting Awards. He also has an M.F.A. from Columbia University where he won the New Line Cinema Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award for his thesis film Pop Foul.

The Bravest, the Boldest - Poster

Film Information

Director: Moon Molson
Country: United States
Year: 2014
Language: English
Runtime: 17 min


Screenwriters: Eric Fallen, Moon Molson
Producer: Pelin Uzay
Cast: Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris, Carlo Alban, Hisham Tawfiq, Venida Evans, Dante E. Clark
Cinematographer: Kartik Viyay

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