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MIPTV Picks 2015 – Ida’s Diary

This self-shot video diary details a young woman's experiences living with borderline personality disorder and deliberate self-harm (DSH) syndrome.
April 1, 2015


Towards the end of 2010, filmmaker August Baugstø Hanssen and his team at Indie Film received a package in the mail from a young woman living in a Norwegian small town. The package included a memory stick, upon which the 25-year-old woman, Ida Storm, had housed an unedited video diary of some 50 hours, detailing her experiences living with borderline personality disorder and deliberate self-harm (DSH) syndrome. The footage, shot by Storm herself over eight years, provides startling and unblinking access to her fears and anxieties, but also illuminates her process of finding the light at the end of a long, dark tunnel, towards self-acceptance and inner peace.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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