The 1 in 3 Foundation in partnership with the Austin filmmakers of Princess:Short Film will host a community screening and conversation with mental health experts about the importance of visual art storytelling, sexual assault, and the psychological impact of sexual violence.

Attendance is recommended for viewers ages 17+.

About Princess: Short Film

A reclusive 33-year-old must confront her assaulter at a festival, triggering a cascade of violent hallucinations. The film delves into the silent struggle of eldest children, burdened by the expectation of perfection as they silently bear trauma to shield their families.

Princess is a story that pushes back against the anti-mental health myth surrounding the Black diaspora by focusing on a niche community (Nigerian Americans in Dallas, TX) and a niche perspective (that of a Nigerian American woman, eldest daughter, and sexual assault survivor). In the film, our main character, Princess, finds herself at a crossroads between maintaining cultural expectations and confronting the truth of her assault.

Forced by her mother to attend the annual Iri ji Mbaise festival, Princess’s mental health reaches a horrific breaking point when she runs into her assaulter, who belongs to the same Nigerian social group as her family. Princess fears the social suicide of admitting her connection to her assaulter, and in the process of staying silent, she exacerbates her post-traumatic dissociative symptoms.

Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for student admission. A pre-screening reception with light foods will be held at 6:15 p.m.

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Ticket purchases are non-refundable.