A portrait of brilliant 56-year-old artist Mindy Alper, who is represented by one of Los Angeles’ top galleries. Her body of raw, emotional work reveals a lifetime of extreme depression and anxiety. Having suffered through electro shock therapy, multiple commitments to mental institutions and a 10-year period without speech, Mindy's only consistent means of communicating has been to channel her hyper self-awareness into drawings and sculpture of powerful psychological clarity. With great sensitivity and artistry, filmmaker Frank Stiefel brings Mindy's world to life, taking us with her on a journey from darkness and isolation to a life that includes love, trust and laughter. Winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.
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Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.