Disney+ "Growing Up" Screening

November 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Campus Center Ballroom Add to Calendar

Created by Brie Larson and Culture.House, Growing Up is an innovative hybrid docu-series that explores the challenges, triumphs, and complexities of young adults through ten compelling coming of age stories. The series uses narrative, experimental, and documentary filmmaking to follow one casted individual, ages 18-22, as they tell their story. They represent a wide range of lived experiences, giving audiences emotionally powerful narratives that offer an engaging look at teenage-hood and the diverse social, familial, and internal obstacles young people face on their path to self-discovery and acceptance.

Each 30-minute episode features one young person, or “hero,” and their experience growing up. Each episode is anchored by a deeply personal interview that allows our heroes to walk us through their childhood and teenage years. Alongside these interviews, creative cinematic reenactments help bring their major inflection points to life. We will screen stories of two gay heroes, Amiri and Gavin, and Sage a trans hero!

The eleven people featured throughout the series guide viewers through a diverse range of conversations on U.S. issues including but not limited to mental health and wellness, racism, sexism, homelessness, people with disabilities, toxic masculinity, depression, and anxiety, as well as celebrating the uniqueness, diversity, strength, beauty, and bravery exhibited by these individuals.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Hawaiʻi Office of the President, UHM Office of the Provost, LGBTQ+ Center, Office of Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity, Campus Climate Committee, Department of Ethnic Studies, Black Student Association, Ethnic Studies Student Association, ʻOhana Intersectionality Alliance and Semillas y Raices.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
LGBTQ+ Center, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Camaron Miyamoto, (808) 956-9250, lgbtq@hawaii.edu, Enter Title Here (PDF)

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