AWI Short Film Competition

Lost Playground

“Lost Playground” is a short documentary film about an artist’s struggle with her past as a child sexual abuse survivor. Sheri Ranger was diagnosed in her early 20s with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, depression and among other things. Equipped with tenacity to survive, she overcame all obstacles and became a successful artist. Sheri’s art played a vital role in her rehabilitation and battle with mental health issues and it remained as her source of strength and solace.


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Director: William Sabado

Will Sabado is an independent filmmaker, video artist, painter and photographer. He was born and raised in the Philippines, lived in Saudi Arabia, stayed in different parts of Europe and now lives in Canada. He studied Architecture in the Philippines and Cinema studies and Visual Arts Studio at the University of Toronto.

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Depression causes severe, negative changes in the way you think and feel which makes it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks and activities such working, sleeping,...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a specific form of anxiety characterized by repetitive, unwanted intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions)....


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