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Plays in Shorts Program: System Failure
Friday, June 14
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Eaton Cinema

1201 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

To Be Invisible

Director

Myah Overstreet

Executive Producer

Paul Moakley

Producers

Myah Overstreet, Devon Blackwell, Melissa Fajardo, Jennifer Redfearn, Jason Spingarn-Koff

Editors

Myah Overstreet, Noah McMillan

Cinematographer

William Jenkins

To Be Invisible offers a critical analysis of the family policing system through real experiences of Black families. It is a story of redemption and love. The film follows Alexis and Kellie as they fight to reunite with their children after they were removed from their homes in Durham, North Carolina.

Director, To Be Invisible 

Myah Overstreet is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and journalist from Oakland, California. After completing her master’s degree at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, her debut film To Be Invisible was acquired by The New Yorker and premiered at the 40th annual Sundance Film Festival. Myah’s area of focus is on culture and social inequalities among marginalized communities. She is dedicated to amplifying untold stories about the history and narrative of the Black woman in America. She has taken on freelance roles as a producer, researcher, editor, and coordinator for independent filmmakers. Her previous documentary film roles include work as an associate producer on Black Mothers Love & Resist (2022), which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival, and most notably, her work as a production assistant on the film Homeroom (2021), which is currently streaming on Hulu. Myah’s written work has appeared in The Washington Post, YES! Magazine, The California Health Report, Oaklandside, and The Richmond Pulse.