October 4, 2023 – Participant film We Grown Now will be released by Sony Pictures Classics.
Written, directed, and produced by Minhal Baig, the film received much acclaim upon its world premiere in the Centrepiece and Next Wave Selects sections at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, with Baig receiving the festival’s Changemaker Award which explores issues relevant to young people and is focused on themes of social change and youth empowerment.
Read more about the film and our collaboration with Sony, Stage 6, and Symbolic Exchange here.
About the Film
In 1992 Chicago, as Michael Jordan solidifies himself as a champion, a story of two young legends in their own right begins. As wide-eyed and imaginative best friends Malik and Eric traverse the city, looking to escape the mundaneness of school and the hardships of growing up in public housing, their unbreakable bond is challenged when tragedy shakes their community just as they are learning to fly.