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Sarah Mitchell - "They"

An SIU student's film was accepted at the Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival. 

Sarah Mitchell is a junior studying cinema and photography and journalism. Mitchell wrote and directed "they," a short film about a young transgender person's self-perception colliding with the perceptions held by those around them.

The festival is on April 19 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the West Hollywood Library.

Founded in 2009, the festival aims to showcase powerful films by trans and genderqueer filmmakers to audiences in southern California and beyond, including encore screenings at high schools, colleges, and community organizations throughout the year.

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More information about the festival can be found at and