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Tiffany Brooks was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Growing up in foster care, and being exposed to poverty and tough neighborhoods, film became her escape from the harsh realities surrounding her. The visions she saw in film allowed her to imagine a better life for herself. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Before film took importance in her life, her initial plan was to attend law school to pursue a career advocating for foster youth. However, her passion for film kept pulling her away from the idea of law. She quickly realized the importance of pursing her passion. By combining a subject she was passionate about with an art she loved, she could create a powerful story that reached a multitude of people and effect change. Tiffany is extremely honored to be a part of such a prestigious program at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. She has taken full advantage of the opportunities USC has provided and has created films that express her point of view. Growing up, she never saw herself making films that talked about sexuality, foster care, or being a young black girl in America. Now, she strives to put those stories out there.

 

 

 

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