We are thrilled to announce that BREAK THE GAME (dir. Jane M. Wagner), a WMM-sponsored film, received the New Documentary Director Special Jury Mention at the 22nd annual Tribeca Festival. The film explores digital identity and its impact on relationships through the story of Narcissa Wright, a record-breaking video game player, and 24/7 live streamer, trying to find genuine love as her digital existence begins to crack.
Tribeca Jury praised the film for, “taking the innovative risks in its execution, that its protagonist took discovering her authentic self. Within the sterile confines of an electronic universe, the director revealed the critical core of human connection, kindness, and growth, which we can shorthand as the real meaning of love.”
In addition, WWM filmmaker Michèle Stephenson’s new film BLACK GIRLS PLAY: THE STORY OF HAND GAMES, co-directed with Joe Brewster was awarded Best Documentary Short at the festival. The short provides an illuminating look at the influence of hand games played by Black girls on the American creative landscape. The Jury described the film as “a story that has yet to be told about a vital driving force in music, culture, and society spanning multiple generations.”
Congratulations to the filmmakers! Read about all WMM films and filmmakers that premiered and screened at Tribeca.