Dasani is a motivated 9-year-old student with dreams of becoming an astronaut. After finding out that her class is going on a field trip to the Science Museum to see the Endeavour Space Shuttle, Dasani starts counting down the days. This is the same shuttle that Dasani’s hero, Mae C. Jemison, the first African American astronaut to travel in space, was on. At home, Dasani juggles the responsibilities of being the oldest child in the family. After Dasani’s father was unjustifiably killed by a white police officer, her mother Chanel took on all financial responsibility as well as became an activist to stand up against what happened to her husband, forcing Dasani to become the second adult in the house. From making sure her little sister gets to school to her little brother is fed, Dasani takes her mother’s place. After Chanel doesn’t return from a rally one day, Dasani is forced to choose between going on her field trip or being with her siblings.
Shortlisted, Student Film Award - 2018 BAFTA; Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival; Special Jury Mention – 2019 Short of the Year; Annapolis Film Festival; The Wrap's Short Film Festival; Bluestocking Film Series; Sun Valley Film Festival; Sunscreen Film Festival; Bueu International Short Film Festival; Lago Film Festival; Jefferson State FLIXX FEST