This film explores the connections between mental health and homelessness, challenging common misrepresentations in the media. Using the medium of the spoken word, the film questions whether we can ever view issues such as these in an objective way.
Michelle is a mother and former full-time worker tasked with taking care of her elderly mother, Indira. Indira is suffering from the early stages of dementia, which has been progressively getting worse. Now faced with the prospect of having to put her in a home, Michelle struggles to evaluate her priorities.
Albert lives in his own little universe; a universe where turtles can fly in parachutes and all of the world’s diseases can be cured. Albert and his best friend Theodor often plays on the rooftop of Albert’s apartment, it is the only place where time stands still and where everything is possible.
Reading isn’t natural and it is a struggle for each of us to master as children, but those with dyslexia must fight to read their entire lives. In the Dark is an up-close and personal film about performance, persistence, and a woman named Phyllis who says she can cure dyslexia is as little as five days.