10 hours ago
As a filmmaker, a big part of what I do is capture moments and create experiences out of those moments through storytelling. Often times during my editing process, I cannot help but to immerse myself into the story being told by that individual. Prior to each interview with the brain injury survivors, I wasn't quite sure of what to expect, but what I learned is that you can overcome any adversity with great support and the desire to keep moving forward in spite of.
I was informed during many of the interviews, that brain injuries are sometimes undetected to the average onlooker. Through the testimonies of these survivors, I've witnessed the obligations they have, to reinforce to others that even after their unfortunate causes and situations, they are still human beings who are capable of joy, love, and deserving of happiness.
This project was special to me because it opened my eyes to a situation that is poorly represented and discussed. However, I am excited that these survivors have a platform such as the Brain Injury Association for Michigan to tell their story, inform the masses, and possibly give hope to other survivors just like themselves. This experience has been great for me and I am glad that I had the chance to be a part of it! at Detroit, Michigan