"A film about pain and self-acceptance.”
A young woman’s struggles with scoliosis, the health care system and the power she gains from taking her body back again.
WHITE NOISE is a short film about Dana's struggles with chronic pain due to a genetic condition called scoliosis. Determined to feel better, Dana goes on a hunt to find answers through varying treatments with doctors today, and loses all trust in health care. She moves back home with her parents, with hopes to get the support she craves, and in doing so, learns to take control of her condition and make decisions for herself again.
White Noise is an inspirational story that tackles the subject matters of body dysmorphia, depression, chronic pain, family dynamics and self-acceptance.
Scoliosis is a genetic condition, that causes a sideways curvature of the spine which occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases are mild, but some children develop spinal deformities that become more severe over time.
Scoliosis can be extremely painful and difficult to treat, and can affect the body's muscles and organs. It is often coupled with low self-esteem due to body dysmorphia and depression.
Scoliosis is a lifelong condition that affects 2 - 3 percent of the population, or an estimated six to nine million people in the Unites States.
Written by and starring Caroline Heinle
Directed by SanMartin Garcia
Heinle was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 15 years old, but decided to hold off on surgery until she was an adult. She blogged about her surgery at NYU Langone Spine Center and was featured in the NY Post and Daily Mail.
WHITE NOISE is based on her story.
Heinle is passionate about self care, addiction prevention, embracing our imperfections and the power in human connection.
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