The story, written by Sophia Tomany ’20, follows the story of Aya, a 16-year-old auditioning for the esteemed role of the Christchild in the weeks leading up to Christmas. What sets Aya apart from the others auditioning is that she does not look like girls who have historically auditioned for the role: Aya is black. The film engages an important conversation about identity, integration and culture in Germany. The scenes seek to portray the experience of a young girl combatting these microagressions and discriminatory misperceptions in the pursuit of her dream to become the Christchild.
The official trailer for "Christchild" can be watched on YouTube.