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Dark Light

  • 2015
  • United States
  • 10 mins
  • English

Short Film Competition

Gina Guerrieri
Gina Guerrieri

What does depression FEEL like? Dark Light is a cinematic response to that question: it is an experimental short film, a personal-narrative-documentary hybrid that attempts to convey the experiential nature of depression and help foster empathy for those who struggle with the disease. Depression is a biological flaw, not a character flaw. And yet the stigma that surrounds it prevents many suffers from seeking help, leading to increased suicides every year. Please help fight the stigma.

Gina Guerrieri teaches filmmaking and cinema studies at William Paterson University. She has also taught in New York, Rome and Kuala Lumpur. She holds an M.F.A. in Film from Columbia. Gina’s creative work focuses on populations marginalized by society and underrepresented in the media. Her short films have screened in national and international venues. Her latest screenplay was selected by the Academy (AMPAS) as a top-50 finalist for the Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship competition in 2013.

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