Conflict and a Bit of Magic, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film

Director: Barbara Becker Holstein
Narrative short
Drama, Family | USA | 10 min
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The ‘Girl’ is traumatized by being ditched by a boyfriend, a bully, alcohol and kids taking drugs. Who can understand and help her? Maybe her aunt, who she gets to visit. A Seance with a Medium in which the ‘girl’s’ great grandmother comes through gives her the courage she needs to ask her mom questions and in turn to learn some family secrets. Life becomes more hopeful even thought the ‘girl’ has doubts about the Seance.


Screens in Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema
Screens with The Dog Walker

Monday, June 24, 2019 8:00 PM
The Dog Walker w/ Short Films
The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore
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The Dog Walker w/ Short Films

Monday, June 24, 2019 8:00 PM

The Film Salon @ JCC of Jersey Shore

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Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:00 PM
Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema (Kingsley Rm #2)
The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
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Shorts Program: Youth in Cinema (Kingsley Rm #2)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 8:00 PM

The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel

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Director’s bio:

Psychologist in private practice in New Jersey for over 30 years. Specialties are Positive Psychology and Women’s Issues. Became a Filmmaker two years ago after also becoming an author and playwright. Film making was the natural progression to continue to bring to the public important issues in development and self-esteem that particularly pertain to women. Coming of Age is one of the most important hurdles that a woman faces, filled with the issues of leaving childhood behind, the storm of the hormones and finding a place for oneself in society that is healthy, productive and fulfilling for whoever the young woman is becoming. In today’s world it is very stressful with the added pressures of bullies, drugs, over stressed parents, school violence, etc. My films show resiliency and give hope but also clearly turn solution making back where it should be, on all of us.