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Director Barry Jenkins on Creating Empathy Through His Film 'Moonlight'

We sat down with the director to chat about his fantastic new coming-of-age drama about a boy grappling with his identity and sexuality in a rough Miami neighborhood.

by VICE Staff
Oct 22 2016, 4:00am

For this episode of VICE Talks Film, we sit down with director Barry Jenkins to chat about his fantastic new film, Moonlight—a coming-of-age drama about a boy named Chiron grappling with his identity and sexuality in a rough Miami neighbourhood. Jenkins talks about how he taps into his empathy by creating films, the way Moonlight's music is used, and how his childhood in Miami influenced the casting and cinematography.