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4th Annual Blackstar Film Festival

Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

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Sunday 8/2
5:00 pm
$12 General Public
$8 Students & Seniors
$6 IHP Members
FREE IHP Residents (box office only)

FOR FILMS AND EVENTS PRESENTED BY IHP, Tickets ARE Also Available From the IHP Box Office, which is normally open Tue-Sat from noon-8pm (or, for events outside of those times, from one hour before until one hour after the scheduled starting time).  
call 215.895.6590. 

dir. Dream Hampton, USA, 2015, 61 min.

Treasure tells the story of Shelley “Treasure” Hilliard, a 19-year-old transgender woman of color from Detroit whose brutal murder was not tried as a hate crime. The documentary, as dream hampton describes, is more than just a film created in honor of Shelley Hilliard’s life and her mother Lyniece Nelson’s commitment to justice for the trans community. Treasure is “about projections and perceptions…communities misrepresented and misunderstood.”


Presented in partnership with the Leeway Foundation and The School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania.