This Week's Short Shout Beautifully Captures the Story of Deaf Dancer Chris Fonseca
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This Week's Short Shout Beautifully Captures the Story of Deaf Dancer Chris Fonseca


We’ve rebooted the S&A “Short Shout!” series – something we used to do with regularity previously, in which we highlight a short film every week, that speaks to this blog’s specific interests, and that we deem worth seeing. So please send in your short films if they’re online and public, whether old films or new films; we’ll take a look and consider them for this series. Email with a link to the film, or database it can be download from. Include a synopsis and other relevant info.

For films shared since the “Short Shout!” series reboot about a month ago, click here to watch them all.

Today’s entry comes courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival and its second annual Tribeca X Award, which the short film is a finalist for. Ten finalists – 9 short films and 1 Virtual Reality project – were selected from a field of 600 entries that the initiative’s producers believe represent the best in storytelling at the intersection of advertising and entertainment from the past year.

The selected projects were created by filmmakers in partnership with a wide-ranging array of brands, including Apple, Beefeater, BMW, CHANEL, Diageo North America, Kenzo, Red Bull, Square, Visit Seattle, and YETI Coolers.

Representing the Diageo North America brand is Zachary Heinzerling’s film “Chris Fonseca: Keep It Moving” – a beautiful short documentary on the deaf dancer, who challenges the perceptions of disability as a social barrier by teaching his deaf students how to express themselves on the dance floor, inspiring self-confidence within them and pure awe in all of us.

Watch the 5-minute-long “Chris Fonseca: Keep It Moving” below:

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