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East of the River

East of the River

Hannah Peterson

East of the River is a short coming-of-age film about Teonna, a teenage girl, who is unexpectedly suspended from school and is faced with figuring out what to do with a day on the streets of the nation's capital. Teonna encounters Malik, who was expelled from his charter school, and Sara, who left school because she saw more economic opportunity on the streets. The three set out for an adventure that takes them east of the Anacostia river. It is an unflinching portrait of the education and lived experience of teenagers finding their way through an overburdened public school system.

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