Trichster

Director: Jillian Corsie
Documentary Feature :: Voices
Running Time:
72:30

Screening Info:
Friday, November 13
1:15 PM
Thalian Black
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Credits:
Producers:
Carolyn Maher, Amanda Giordano

Director of Photography:
‘Seun Babalola

Cinematography:
Katie Maul

Editor:
Jillian Corsie

Camera Operator:
Alison Corsie

Web Designer:
Alison Corsie

Trichster follows seven individuals, ranging from eight years old to late twenties, as they navigate the complicated emotions surrounding trichotillomania, a disorder where sufferers pull out their hair and pick at their skin, and the effect it has on their daily lives. Whether dealing with family and friends to budding relationships and careers, each is affected differently and have unique obstacles to overcome. Ultimately each must decide how much they allow their disorder to define who they are as people. A story of overcoming life's challenges and finding the inner strength to accept your true self. It is the goal of this documentary to present this disorder honestly and accurately while showing the emotional and human side of each sufferer. It is our hope to be the first steps toward starting a larger conversation about hair pulling and other BFRBs. By raising awareness both inside and outside the trich community, we hope to generate interest and ultimately empower those who are suffering silently to come forward and seek help.