"The State of Sunshine" tells the story of a brother and a sister, Danny and Lily, who emigrated from China to the backdrop of the Florida Panhandle. In desperation, the two have been forced to turn to prostitution to pay their debts. Night after night, Danny watches in agony as men pay to sleep with his teenage sister. As the day-to-day realities of their life begin to push the siblings apart, Lily holds on to hope. When she accuses her brother of giving up on their future, Danny, still despairing, dismisses her dreams as naive and impossible; deeply hurt, Lily buries her hope forever. At his lowest, Danny is forced to face the realities of his lost dreams, or risk losing his sister forever. Directed by Z. Eric Yang. Winner of Student Academy Award and DGA's Best Asian American Student Film. Sundance Selection.