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12 MONTHS \ 65min \ USA

What would you do if you had one year to change your life...for $1 per month? '12 Months' is a documentary about a Los Angeles man who rents his three-bedroom home for $1 per month to help a family - he has never met - get on their feet. Told through the eyes of Felicia Dukes and her four children, the project puts a personal face on homelessness and encourages individuals to take personal responsibility for helping address societal concerns.


Best Documentary - Sunrise Film Festival; Official Selection - Pan African Film Festival; Official Selection - Cayman International Film Festival; Official Selection - Urbanworld Film Festival; Official Selection - International Black Women's Film Festival; Official Selection - Africa World Documentary Film Festival; Official Selection, Roxbury International Film Festival

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Charysse Tia Harper

Charysse Tia Harper, was born and raised in Oxnard, California. She graduated from the University of Southern California (May 2006) with Bachelor degrees in Cinema & Television Productions and Broadcast Journalism. She also earned a Master’s in Management & Leadership (May 2009) at Regent’s University London in the United Kingdom. Charysse is of Trinidadian descent. She has focused on her culture in three of her projects: 1) award-winning film, The Other Side of Carnival (2010) that looks at the social and economic impact Carnival has on the Trinidad & Tobago society; 2) T&T 50 in Fifteen (2012), a look at important events that have occurred during Trinidad & Tobago’s 50 years of independence; and 3) Panomundo (estimated completion 2014), a project that is in production, which examines the history of Trinidad & Tobago’s steelpan and its influence around the world.

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