“The Jessicas are turning 30,” a new documentary short from The Lily, a woman-focused publication from The Washington Post, will air at Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival this October.

“The Jessicas are turning 30” weaves together six compelling narratives of people who were born Jessica in 1989. The film captures what it’s like to be 30 in America today. For millennials, the milestone has become an age heavy with expectation.

Celebrating it’s 22nd year, Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival is the first Academy Award-Qualifying Festival for short narratives devoted to showcasing films produced, directed and written by women of color. Reel Sisters brings together film lovers and industry professionals from across the U.S. and globe to celebrate the contributions women of color make to the film industry. Held every October in Brooklyn, NY, the festival has screened over 5,000 films by women of African, Caribbean, Latina, Asian, Indian and Native American descent.

Read the profiles of the Jessicas here: https://wapo.st/2mI2JmA.

For updates on the film and screenings visit www.thejessicasareturning30.com and follow @thejessicasareturning30 on Instagram.

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