San Antonio, Texas. Layla is top of her high school class – and pregnant. Giving into family pressure, Layla decides against an abortion, drops her scholarship to college and moves in with her beloved Grandma on the edge of town.
MICAH MAGEE was programming and managing director of the Cinematexas Film Festival before she came to Berlin with a Fulbright Fellowship in Journalism in 2001 and studied at the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB). Her films include: the shorts HOSPITAL (doc, 2004), THE GIRL WHO STARED DOWN THE SUN (2004), FLOWERS (2006), MY LAST DAY IN NIGERIA (2009), SUCCESS (2010), COMING HOME (2012, German Short Film Award), and her feature debut PETTING ZOO (2015).photos © The Match Factory/Armin Dierolf
Berlinale 2015 (Panorama)