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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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