Moonlight is a film like no other in its ability to break down the walls of minority America through its open controversy.
Chronicling the life of Chiron, a black man reared in 1980s Miami, this film questions the most innate insecurities of American culture, from racial prejudice to homophobia.
Spanning three generations, the film follows Chiron as he combats childhood to adolescence, and through to adulthood.
Though difficult to watch at times, the film is an important documentation of a society that is often forgotten and disregarded. It not only condemns the victimisation of Black America, but also its validity.
The way in which the camera captures each aspect of this story is exceptional in that it is inclusive of audience perception and enables emotional connection on a level that can only be considered thought-provoking.
With a story as socially important as this one, it is a welcome surprise that comic relief is sought in moments of despair, as we, the audience, watch this young and disadvantaged boy turn into a loving and somewhat misunderstood man.