Directors Brad Allgood, Steve Dorst - USA - 39 min.
DANI’S TWINS captures the pregnancy and early parenting journey of Daniela Izzie, one of the few quadriplegics in history to ever give birth to twins. While a source of great joy, Dani’s twin pregnancy is highly unusual and susceptible to an array of risks, ranging from blood pressure spikes that could lead to a stroke to the almost-certain likelihood of preterm labor. When the Covid-19 pandemic strikes, it raises the stakes for an already complicated pregnancy. Amid these ups and downs, Dani’s story depicts her unwavering determination against all odds to deliver healthy babies and be a great mother.
Screens Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 3:00 PM
at RoleCall Theater
Director Jacob Reed - USA - 12 min.
Santina has been in a wheelchair since she was six years old. With meetings, hangouts, and classes happening virtually due to the Coronavirus quarantine, she's experiencing something new: Choosing when (or if) to disclose her disability.
Director Lucinda Camille Roberts - USA - 5 min.
This short film is but a walk through the mind of an artist with a newly diagnosed disability.
One For Sorrow, Two For Joy
Director Joseph Harrington - United Kingdom - 10 min.
A short documentary exploring Borderline Personality Disorder through an incredible character, Jenna. 1 in 100 people with a BPD diagnosis will commit suicide, the film hopes to show another side of the personality disorder and help raise the profile of those living with it.
shorts #11 :
This Woman’s Work
May 27 - 29, 2022 at RoleCall Theater
Director Nathan Cowles -USA - 13 min.
In this minuscule yet heart wrenching documentary short, Obtusion follows an older brother as he interviews his sister, 4 months after she was diagnosed with anorexia, body dysmorphia and an eating disorder. On the verge of legally having to go to a facility, the older brother tries to untangle his sister's inner voices and find out why she refuses to get better, as well as connect with her on a much needed emotional level. Combining stark imagery and haunting insight, Obtusion not only showcases what this dreaded illness does to the victim, but how it emotionally impacts their loved ones as well.