Compassion Film Festival Selections – Morning Session
We are delighted to have had such a rich group of films submitted to the festival. Our selection committee put in long hours and, though it was difficult at times, narrowed down the submissions to a wonderful selection for this year’s program. The Morning Short Films are as follows:
[The Listening Heart] (25 min)
[The Listening Heart] is an Afro-Native Futuristic film about self-love and deep listening, bringing to life an original story grounded in Mayan and Yoruba cosmologies. Our protagonist, named after the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel, is a child healer who searches for the meaning of love. This story follows a common paradigm of women who are hurt when going against social norms—but in this film, reclaim their voices through self-healing.