Life's PoisonAt 18, Eliyah Howard thinks he knows what it means to be a real man. He learned nearly everything from his abusive father. But family, love, and tragedy test the lessons he inherited. Is it too late for Eliyah to re-define what being a man really is?
Life's Poison was written by Angileece Williams, a high school sophomore from Cleveland, Ohio, in response to the Scenarios USA REAL DEAL curriculum. The curriculum asked students to answer the question, "What's the REAL DEAL about Masculinity?" as part of a national writing contest. The film was directed by Malcolm D. Lee. For more information, visit Scenarios USA.
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