Director: Benh Zeitlin
Writer(s): Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Cast: Quvenzhane Wallis, Dwight Henry, Gina Montana
Awards: FIPRESCI Prize, Cannes Film Festival, Grand Jury and Cinematography Award, Sundance Film Festival
In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions.