Drowning in Silence

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The Main 4 Sat, May 14, 2022 4:15 PM
The Main 4 Sun, May 15, 2022 4:30 PM
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Festival Programs:New American Visions
Women & Film
Women Directors
Social Justice
Culture & Society
Health & Wellness
Black Perspectives
Release Year:2022
Runtime:86 min
Print Source:Visually Inspired Productions
Director:Chezik Tsunoda
Executive Producer:Hill Harper
Joe Beshenkovsky
Producer:Chezik Tsunoda
Cinematographer:Jeff Dolen
Trevor Fife
Seth Haley
Travis Henry
Paul Mailman
Carrie Robinson
Daniel Stephens
Screenwriter:Chezik Tsunoda
Claire Ave'Lallemant
Editor:Claire Ave'Lallemant
Composer:Dan the Automator


When her 3-year-old son drowns in a friend’s backyard pool, Chezik Tsunoda, who also directed the film, goes on a heartbreaking but, ultimately, healing journey to connect with parents who have experienced similar tragedies. Searching for answers, she finds hope in the work of other parents and activists to make a difference in this preventable tragedy.


In the course of her investigations, Tsunoda is shocked to discover that these drownings occur on an all too regular basis, devastating families and ruining lives. But she also finds an informal network of parents and activists who are taking action to change the culture when it comes to water safety. These tragedies are not “accidents” but preventable situations that can be greatly reduced through vigilance, training and effective legislation. Drowning in Silence is the inspiring story of how people, even in the midst of their deepest sorrow, can come together to make a positive change in the lives of others.

Director Biography

Chezik Tsunoda is an American director and producer who has worked for years in television, film and advertising. Her work at MTV News and Documentaries led to her developing docuseries at VH1, and she has worked on music videos and feature length films. Drowning in Silence (2022) is her debut feature as a director.