ALISON FLOWERS

writer, multimedia journalist, storyteller

Documentary

In 2010, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Those People” among six other films for the 37th Annual Student Academy Awards. This short documentary won in a social change category at an independent film festival.

“Those People” is the story of Fred, a man with a mental illness who lost everything that mattered to him: his wife of 24 years, his profession of 20 years and his home of 10 years.

After “giving up” in a nursing home and homeless shelter, Fred rebuilt his life by advocating for himself and others in a state with a collapsing system of care. Fred demonstrates that the power of the  people might be the state’s only salvation.

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