This is an unvarnished video portrait of Doug Rafuse and Kelly Leblanc working on recovery from severe brain injuries with the help of Robert Hessian. It is constructed from home videos and family snapshots taken over the past twenty five years. It raises the bar for how people with severe brain injuries can be supported to work every day to move their bodies and live healthy lives no matter what.
Director Statement: Severe brain injury affects millions of people and communities. This particular story shows a powerful way forward. I am happy and humbled that Robert, Doug and Kelly trusted me with telling it.
Directed by Kimberly Smith
Written by Robert M. Hessian & Douglas C. Rafuse
Produced by Robert M. Hessian