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College Student Short Films- Competitive

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Sterile
United States, 2015, 7 min., Color, English
BLOCK 1 Throughout the 20th century, there were legalized eugenics programs in the United States. In total, over 60,000 victims were sterilized against their will. Sterile is the story of Donna, a woman who fights to prove the horrific wrong the Eugenics Board of North Carolina did to her in 1968. Note: Topic Sterilization
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Director
Matthew Klein
Screenwriter
Matthew Klein
Producer
Zaji Zabalerio
Cast
VaLynda Robinson, Dora Sexton

Director Bio
Matthew Klein (b. 1994) is an emerging filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His most recent film, STERILE screened at festivals including Cannes Film Festival, Roxbury Film Festival, Chicago Feminist Film Festival, and Milwaukee Film Festival, winning a jury prize at the latter. In addition to directing, Matthew currently works in feature post production at Zero VFX, working on films such as Denzel Washington's FENCES and the recent GHOSTBUSTERS. Matthew has also done award winning work in virtual reality for clients such as Warner Brothers. He graduated magna cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in film production. He is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.