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A Matter of Prejudice

A Matter of Prejudice takes a modern twist on an 1893 short story by Kate Chopin and explores the beauty of love and acceptance when an aging woman finally overcomes her prejudice. Relevant in today’s society and sensitive to the struggles of the LGBTQ community, this story shows what can happen when we simply open our hearts. Our hero is a French speaking African immigrant named Madame Carambeau. Because of her religious beliefs and fears, she hasn't spoken to her gay son in seven years even though it pains her. Her mindset begins to change after a chance encounter with a sick little girl during her grandson’s seventh birthday party. Madame C’s story is worth the watch; It's a sweet yarn with a lot of heart.

  • Sandra Lince
    Dead in the Water, The Graveyard Shift (2014)
  • Kate Chopin
    The Awakening
  • Sandra Lince
    Dead in the Water, The Graveyard Shift (2014)
  • Sandra Lince
    Dead in the Water, The Graveyard Shift (2014)
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  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    55,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    RED with Kowa Anamorphic Lenses
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • George Lindsey UNA Film Festival
    United States
    March 3, 2017
    World Premiere
    GOLD LION: Best Professional Narrative Short
  • Festival International du Film PanAfricain
    April 9, 2017
    International Premiere
  • Gene Siskel Center Black Harvest Film Festival
    United States
    August 6, 2017
    Chicago Premiere
  • Local Sightings Film Festival
    United States
    September 26, 2017
    Pacific Northwest Premiere
  • Caribbean African Latinx Film Festival Without Borders
    United States
    October 6, 2017
  • Twin Cities Black Film Festival
    United States
    October 14, 2017
    Minneapolis Premiere
  • Gig Harbor Film Festival
    Gig Harbor
    United States
    October 27, 2017
    Gig Harbor Premiere
  • Paris Lift-off Online Film Festival
    October 29, 2017
  • Africa International Film Festival
    November 1, 2017
    Africa Premiere
  • Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
    United States
    November 5, 2017
Director Biography - Sandra Lince

A resident of Seattle, I’m a proud mother of two adult children and grandmother to one. My path to filmmaking began with a Cum Laude B.A. in English from the University of Washington in 2005, followed by full immersion into the film industry. Taking on several roles to learn filmmaking hands-on, I worked as a crew member on a variety of productions, including feature and short films, commercials, and corporate video. In 2014-2015, I produced & co-wrote the award-winning 48-Hour Film Project shorts: "Chime," "The Graveyard Shift," and "Dead in the Water." "The Graveyard Shift" went on to have a successful horror festival run garnering several awards. This critically acclaimed short recently completed a two-year distribution deal with Indieflix. My directorial debut, "A Matter of Prejudice," premiered March 2017 at the 20th Annual George Lindsey UNA Film Festival bringing home the Gold Lion for Best Professional Narrative Short. It went on to screen at several more festivals in the US and around the globe.

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