Miranda Manziano is a NYC-based filmmaker with a fierce passion for telling stories that amplify underrepresented voices and deeply resonate with audiences. She graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn College in May 2020. “Velour” is her thesis film and directorial debut.
Many people have asked me why I wrote this story. For a long time, I thought that it was my fault as to why I was sexually assaulted twice by people I cared about and trusted. During my sophomore year of college, I apologized to my rapist the morning after. When I called a few people close to me for support, they blamed me because I was drinking. This should not be happening to people. But it is. Many others who worked on this film had similar experiences and heavily relate to Valentina.
This film is about the challenging process of healing from trauma.
After my assault…
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