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Synopsis: Following a sexual assault, a woman struggles to overcome the inner demons that now plague her from the attack. Through self-degradation, deprecation, and depression, viewers experience how detrimental being a victim of sexual assault truly is. With perseverance and unwillingness to give up, the woman, prevails and conquers the tragedy and only grows stronger from it.

Rated

Not Rated

Language

English

Run Time

9 minutes

Starring

Dana Andrews (Main Woman)
Margo Agrba (Woman's Friend)
Justin Koury (Strange Man)

Directed by

Elena Gorgevska

Produced by

Steph Sinclair

Edited by

Jacob Mazer

Composer

Julia Vasiliev

Cinematographer

Logan Cerson

Director's Statement

1 in 3 women across Canada will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. And 1 in 6 men across Canada will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Those numbers and statistics, in our opinion, are far too great. And although there is nothing that we can directly do eradicate this tragedy, what we can do is bring light on to the situation to make the world know how difficult it is to overcome such a horror. Our goal is to make all genders feel as though they are not going through this alone and that there is hope in overcoming the pain.

Director's Bio

Elena Gorgevska is 24 years old and is living in Toronto, Ontario. They are a survivor of trauma and have been writing from a very young age. They are particularly focused on telling true stories, those that are taboo and uncomfortably raw with feeling. They are bisexual and identify as gender non-binary. SHARDS is their first official short film.

Official selection

First-Time Filmmaker Sessions - 2020

The Soul 4 Reel Film Festival - United States - 2020

The Art of Recovery Film Festival - United States - 2020

Country of Origin

Canada

Production Year

2020

Official Website

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