“Hidden in Plain Sight” is an inspiring coming of age story that spotlights three young Black men among a large group of peers as they move through The Hidden Genius Project, an organization that believes these young men are the gold in our community. They have untapped brilliance and value but live thinking it’s not possible for them to be leaders in Tech. This film creates space for these young men to tell their story in their words as they embark on this risky journey to achieve a goal they aren’t convinced can happen. We listen with an unflinching lens as we explore the challenges, triumphs, and systems that shape their worldview.
We begin our story in Oakland, California, where we’ll get a glimpse into their authentic struggles as these men and their group of peers navigate the pressures of life, and the demands of the program that works to bind them together.