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Juan (played by Mahershala Ali) teaches Chiron (Alex Hibbert) how to swim in Moonlight. The film is told with different actors playing Chiron at different stages of his life. David Bornfriend/A24 Films hide caption

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For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past

Playwright Tarell McCraney and filmmaker Barry Jenkins drew on their own childhood experiences in making Moonlight, a film about a boy growing up in a Miami housing project.

Juan (played by Mahershala Ali) teaches Chiron (Alex Hibbert) how to swim in Moonlight. The film is told with different actors playing Chiron at different stages of his life. David Bornfriend/A24 Films hide caption

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David Bornfriend/A24 Films

For Film's Creators, 'Moonlight' Provided Space To Explore A Painful Past

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From WHYY in Philadelphia