Texas Shorts Competition presented by IMDbPro
Check out the Conference Session with the team behind the Documentary Short Film, Breaking Silence:
At the heart of "Breaking Silence" is the ever-evolving relationship between Walker, a deaf father, and his hearing daughter, Leslie, as they build new bonds through their experiences in the criminal justice system. Through personal interviews and father-daughter conversations, the film explores their joint memories of Leslie’s childhood, Leslie’s experience of being a hearing-abled child with deaf parents, the regrets that fuel Walker’s activism, and the traumas Leslie experienced in adolescence triggering her cycle of incarceration. Throughout the film, Walker and Leslie share how imprisonment and re-entry have reshaped their relationship and created new pathways toward advocacy.
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Amy Bench, Annie Silverstein
Monique Walton, Amy Bench
William Ryan Fritch
Walker Estes, Leslie Estes
Additional Camera: Annie Silverstein, Additional Camera: Paavo Hanninen, Supervising Producer: Pamela Torno, Additional Camera: Kelly West