Best Student Film, 2014
Stepping Toward the Lion: Finding My Story (USA, 30 min)
Directed & Produced by John Lyden
Stepping Toward the Lion: Finding My Story chronicles the journey of a young African-American Muslim named Alaudeen as he ventures through an interfaith storytelling group and gains a new perspective on life after dealing with years of prejudice and bullying. Storytelling enables Alaudeen to better understand and overcome the one major obstacle that stands between him and his future: his fear.
- Festival Screening: March 8th, 2014 approx. 10:22 am