Short Film: WHERE’S GLORIA, 9min., USA, Drama

Alzheimer’s is a disease rarely portrayed accurately in the media. In television, the disease and decision to place the person in a home moves quickly. In reality, it is a long and arduous process. When it is a spouse instead of a child becoming the caretaker, this can be more difficult as they have vowed themselves to this person. This film follows a woman who remains devout to her husband throughout everything. In her mind, she is the only one capable of taking care of her husband the right way. However, as the night continues, her limits will be tested as the disease progresses. An older, strong woman will be the forefront of our film, a character not often seen. Her choices are some viewers may not agree with, but cannot argue with as, how can they tell a person grieving for someone who is not dead what to do?

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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