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Give Me Strength
Using the film medium itself as a form of healing, these narratives and documentaries tackle mental health concerns and personal traumas through the restorative process and power of art.
Please note: Films in this program contain themes or language that may not be suitable for all ages.
Upon discovering a single gray hair, a woman spirals into a panic of insecurities and fear of the future. The sanctuary of the bathroom takes a turn for the sinister – and the hair becomes her tormentor.
A window into a teenager’s mind as she grapples with an eating disorder, Fruit illustrates how it affects her perception of the relationships in her life.
The Making of My Seasons
Following an unexpected pregnancy, seventeen-year-old Mia is in a dark place of self-harm. Divided by four seasons, this film reveals the events that led to her well-being.
Battling the demeaning voices whispering inside of her head while going about mundane everyday tasks, a young girl seeks escape from the confines of herself.
Brief but shattering in its impact, this poetic short gives voice to a young individual seen as prey, exploring their loss of innocence at the hands of a predator.
Grieving from her mother’s death, a young girl seeks out a wish tree for solace. Through reflection, she must decide between residing in regret or transforming her wishes into reality.
In an emotional interview with his little sister about her troubles with anorexia and body dysmorphia, the director untangles why she struggles to get better while simultaneously revealing a beautiful sibling bond.
Saturday, April 23, 2022
-   7 shorts | 46 minutes
1517 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States