Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mill Valley's 'Audience Favorite International Documentary Award' for Voices from the Shadows

Mill Valley Film Festival

facebook.com/VoicesfromtheShadows: Hidden away in darkened, silent rooms, for years or even decades, are men, women and children, suffering a cruel and invisible injustice.

Although shockingly ill many are disbelieved, denigrated and blamed, suffering medical neglect and sometimes even abuse by professionals.

Their courage and determination remain unseen and unheard, as many are too ill to make their plight known, and others live in fear of retribution.

Few professionals are willing to speak out to protect them, since by doing so they risk damage to their careers. It is often left to carers, to partners and parents, to act as advocates. This intimate and revealing film bears witness to these forgotten lives and abuses. It is an intensely moving, and disquieting film by two patient advocates/carers. It reveals the love, determination and fortitude of five sufferers and their families as they strive to surmount a desperate situation.

Voices from the Shadows Trailer:

Voices from the Shadows Trailer from Josh on Vimeo.

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