SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S "18 FILMS FOR YOUNG VIEWERS" | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Tribeca Film Festival 2022 | OFFICIAL SELECTION - Nova Frontier Film Festival 2022 | HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - Educational Media Reviews OnlineSelf-injury • Suicide • First Generation • Trans Mental Health
Date of Completion: 2022 | Run Time: 15 minutes | Language: English with Spanish subtitles (Coming Soon) | Captions: Yes | Includes: Study Guide | Director: Carrie Hawks | Producers: Chelsea Moore, Leslie Fields-Cruz & Denise A. Greene
INNER WOUND REAL is an animated short documentary that relays the story of three BIPOC folks who self-injure, then find new ways to cope. Each participant’s story has its own distinct visual style. The chapters are independent puzzle pieces that together form the 15-minute film. Everyone self harms in some way, such as smoking, excessive drinking, or eating unhealthy foods, yet self-injury carries a unique stigma. While most media depictions of self-injury focus on able-bodied white cis-women, this project focuses on three individuals: an Indian cismale, a Black transgender non-binary person, and a Filipinx queer femme who all find solace in the arts. The variety of family backgrounds and identities show how this practice spans across racial, ethnic, and gendered groups.