Hi everyone, I’m a documentary filmmaker. I’m working on a remarkable story of resilience, and I wanted to share a teaser/trailer with this community to see if such a film could be helpful in educating and/or raising awareness of ACEs and resilience.
Fashioning Charel follows Charel, a single mother of two striving to break the cycle of her family losing children to foster care, as she leaves a secure job and paycheck to pursue what she feels is her true calling as a fashion designer. Woven into this current-day drama is also the story of her past, which includes a childhood saturated with complex trauma and toxic stress (an ACE score of 7 or 8), and thankfully also people and cultural influences that helped her to be resilient.
- Fashioning Charel trailer
I’m currently transitioning to post-production, and I’m very interested in feedback from this community. Through the course of making this, I’ve been truly excited to learn a tremendous amount about ACEs and the potential this knowledge has for positively impacting lives everywhere. I’m very grateful for any feedback and also contacts or organizations who could be open to collaboration to take this forward. Thank you!