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.
Margo Agrba (Woman's Friend)
Justin Koury (Strange Man)
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.
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.
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions - 2020
The Soul 4 Reel Film Festival - United States - 2020
The Art of Recovery Film Festival - United States - 2020