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In the short film “Tallahassee,” directed by Darine Hotait, a young woman checks out of a psychiatric facility after an accidental overdose and feels pressure to lie to her family about her mental illness.

On the day of her release from a psychiatric facility, Mira returns to her mother’s home in Brooklyn to attend her grandmother’s birthday only to discover that her sister has told the family that she was on a trip to Florida.

Tallahassee is the portrayal of a young woman’s re-entry into the world

A meditation on the enormous task of life after grief. Framed in the context of diaspora, this film grants a glimpse into the struggles of mental illness, an issue often silenced and pathologized in Arab culture.

Darine Hotait is a writer, a film director and the founder of Cinephilia Productions

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