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Can You See That?

After returning from two tours in Iraq, one African-American soldier finds himself facing what might be an even bigger challenge: raising his school-aged son. In the course of a conversation beneath the hood of a car, Sr. negotiates the tricky waters of self-defense, the importance of character in the face of temptation, and the idea that what mom doesn't know won't hurt her. The outside world steps in to provide startling support to dad's message, but a glance at his son's stony face inspires the question that all parents face -- does my kid really get it, or is he just telling me what I want to hear? Gareth Williams' directorial debut film "Can You See That" packs a world of fear, uncertainty, and doubt into five short minutes.