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Stefani Saintonge

b. New York, NY

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Seventh Grade (2014)

Synopsis: A coming of age tale that explores a Black pre-teen’s foray into understanding sex and sexuality.


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La Bolsa (2012)

Synopsis: (From the filmmaker)

A film about the role bag-making plays among women in the rural, Mexican community Zapotitlán Palmas. The town has suffered 50 percent migration to the U.S. making money from family abroad and weaving bags the top sources of income. Almost every woman in the town (and a few men) knows how to create these intricate, colorful bags. But as the bag goes out of style, weaving brings in less and less. La Bolsa, their livelihood and their craft, is suffering under changing times.

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