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When I was seventeen years old, my left lung unexpectedly collapsed during class in my senior year of high school. I experienced a spontaneous pneumothorax, and as a result, I needed surgery. The event was scary and it changed my life.

I wanted to turn turn this story into art. As a filmmaker, I sought to create a personal, human-centered movie that provided a cathartic outlet for me to explore my emotion, while simultaneously showcasing my nuanced home state of Rhode Island.

My injury affected me deeply, and by breathing life into my narrative, I was able to heal.

Andrew Gerstenblatt

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