Honorable Mention – Silence is Betrayal (USA)

Title: Silence is Betrayal 
Runtime: 12 min
Country: USA
Director: Ayanna Barnes
Placement: Honorable Mention
Competition: June, 2023

Synopsis: Anika Anderson, a promising college student with a bright future, becomes the victim of a heinous assault by a public safety officer within the confines of her university. The traumatic incident leaves her emotionally scarred and struggling to find her voice amidst a sea of doubts and fears.