People exposed (and re-exposed) to racist acts experience distress similar in effect to PTSD, known as race-based trauma. It exacerbates such health problems as depression, anxiety and hypertension — yet many don’t believe it exists. This film from EmpowHer NY, meant to inspire people of color, allies and providers, is “powerful all around, leveraging fantastic insights,” says one judge. “And the use of water and animation is breathtaking.”