Sontenish Myers crafts a short around the vulnerability of young women in family settings and the predatory nature of older black men. The parallels between Oluwatoyin Salau are extremely eerie.
Production Details and Descriptions
An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence amongst women, the kinds of secrets we keep and who they’re actually protecting.
Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival.
“This film masterfully navigated through delicate questions regarding trust and loyalty, when they’re thrown into turmoil following an act of sexual abuse. Anchored by outstanding performances from its two young leads and a nuanced directorial approach, we present the Vimeo Staff Pick Award to “Cross My Heart” by Sontenish Myers.” – Vimeo Curation