While Tatianna Bernard is in and out of the hospital, Shevorn Providence, her mother, prioritizes Tati’s artistic expression. She carves out time for Tati to cultivate her talent and creativity with Angelight Films, a non-profit production company that gives kids with brain tumors the chance to shine by creating their own short film.
TATI is an intimate, behind-the-scenes documentary following a three year journey of Tatianna, her mother, and her sisters, as Tati undergoes treatment for a medulloblastoma brain tumor.
It is a raw look into the extraordinary journey of this family and its matriarch which sheds light on the challenges faced in our current socio-economic and healthcare systems. Above all, this is a triumphant, grit filled story of love, the strength of motherhood, and the power of creativity.
A few words from our Director/Producer Amir Arison…
I have always believed in the power of Art and Healing. As I was about to embark on a creative journey to guide Tatianna with the making of her own short film...I also decided to document the entire experience, to track the correlation of her creative process with that of her health and family life. The next two and half years then changed my life. I had no idea that I would be so warmly welcomed into a family of love.
This film documents growth in so many ways but is ultimately a story of redemption. An 8 year old girl’s return to her natural self - a creative, mischievous, funny, opinionated, and loving kid, and a mother’s relentless fight for Tati and her family’s survival in every way.
A few words from our Producer Stephanie Angel...
My sister Ilana died from a medulloblastoma brain tumor at the age of five. Over the years I met many children with brain tumors who similar to my sister, were not defined by their illness. As a filmmaker, I was determined to create an outlet for these kids to express their true, unfiltered selves through the medium of film.
I have learned so much from the children I've made films for. I believe in the power of this documentary. I know we have a lot we can learn from Tati and her journey.”
Thank you to those who previously donated to help get us through production.
Any funds that are donated from here on out will be put towards post production to help complete this documentary.
Any amount contributed is greatly appreciated.
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- Nicole Wasserman
- Yuka Yanai
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