OPENING NIGHT June 1, 2023 6:00pm


  • Director: Huriyyah Muhammad
  • USA Premiere
  • USA, 2023, 15min
  • Category: Short


Hardworking moms, Teeni and Cherice don’t ask for much. Like everyone else, they are on the grind, just trying to make a better life for themselves and their toddler. Struggling financially, things take a turn when their adorable, cranky, constipated toddler offers a magical solution.

Huriyyah Muhammad

Huriyyah is an award-winning writer, director and producer whose projects have been invited to the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Institute, AFI Fest, Austin Film Festival, New Voices in Black Cinema, American Black Film Festival, Black Star and many others. She is a 2023 AFI DWW+ Directing Fellow, was recipient of the 2020 Sundance Institute Producers Award for Farewell Amor, the Film Independent Amplifier Fellowship for her screenplay The Trickster, the 2021 SFFILM Rainin Grant for Screenwriting, and The Black List Feature Residency for her feature directorial debut screenplay, God Help the Gayes, currently in development.


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