This workshop explores film as ritualistic resistance, through an Afro-Native Futuristic film about self-love and deep listening. [the listening heart], brings to life an original story grounded in Mayan and Yoruba cosmologies. Our protagonist, named after the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel, is a child healer who searches for the meaning of love. This story follows a common paradigm of women who are hurt when going against social norms—but in this film, reclaim their voices through self-healing. After the screening, we will create brave space to speak to the mistruths about love and ways to radically transform them.