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Shorts: Relationships
Digital Screening Room Fri, May 14, 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, May 27, 2021 11:59 PM

Best of Fest Encores
Partners come and go, but no two stories are the same.

Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00 (+ $2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Film Info
Festival Programs:Shorts
Spotlight: Common Ground
Black Perspectives
Release Year:2020
Runtime:21 min
Director:Rudy Valdez
Executive Producer:Robin Roberts
John R. Green
Lindsay Kagawa Cola
Robin Roberts
John R. Green
Lindsay Kagawa Colas
Producer:Meghan Schale
Cinematographer:Rudy Valdez
Editor:Viridiana Lieberman
Composer:Sam Bisbee
Principal Cast:Maya Moore
Jonathan Irons


Four-time WNBA champion Maya Moore has been fighting for the release of a wrongfully convicted man named Jonathan Irons, who has inspired her pursuit of criminal justice reform.

Director Biography

Rudy ValdezRudy Valdez is an Emmy Award-winning Michigan-raised, New York City-based filmmaker committed to creating social, cultural, and political stories through a cinematic and meaningful lens. He got his start in film as a Camera Operator on the Peabody Award-winning, Sundance series Brick City and went onto direct a true passion project, The Sentence (HBO), which won several awards. Valdez is currently in production on Heart and Hustle, a 5-part docu-series for Netflix, two documentary projects following WNBA superstar, Maya Moore and her fight for criminal justice reform debuting on ESPN in 2021 (produced by Rockin’ Robin Productions), and the definitive feature documentary of Carlos Santana (produced by Imagine Documentaries).

Screening as a part of Shorts: Relationships