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Close Your Eyes
Directed by
Sonia Malfa

USA / 2013 / 14:32

In English and Spanish

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Thirteen-year-old Imani Cortes is a gifted photographer longing to experience her first kiss. She has a crush on a quiet artist, Junito, with whom she has a natural connection, but she also faces an enormous challenge: she is slowly losing her sight to retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic eye disease. Will Imani let her disease stop her or be the path to independence?
A native of Buffalo, NY, Sonia Malfa is a self-taught filmmaker who is lives in New York City. She has produced films, TV and commercials for clients such as NFL, Nike, MTV, and Discovery Channel including the feature documentary Drake: Better Than Good Enough.

Sonia received her B.A. in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a M.A. in American Studies from the University of Buffalo. She is the recipient of the New York State Council for the Art Individual Filmmakers grant for her debut narrative short, Close Your Eyes, which premieres at 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.

Cast/Featuring: Kimberly Lora, Julian Fernandez-Kemp, Sara Contreras, Rhina Valentin, Victor Cruz
Executive Producer(s): Julien Desplanques, Mathieu Hue, Guillaume Raffi
Producer(s): Brian David Gange, Sophian Leang
Director(s): Sonia Malfa
Screenwriter(s): Sonia Malfa
Cinematographer(s): Lisa Rinzler
Editor(s): Alexandra Debricon
Production Designer(s): Neslihan Arslan
Composer(s)/Music: Gary Gunn
Sound Designer(s): Brian Goodheart
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