After her brother is killed, a Colombian woman watches family members mysteriously lose their memory and wonders if she will be next.
Waiting for Tearah
A Connecticut family struggles to navigate America’s mental health care system.
- Funding Initiative
- Diversity Development Fund
Juliana Schatz Preston
Juliana Schatz Preston is a Colombian-American filmmaker. Her directorial debut, Los Comandos, was shortlisted for the 2019 Academy Awards. Her work has been supported by ITVS, FRONTLINE, Firelight Media, PGA Create, Women in Film Emerging Producers Program, and Film Independent’s Fast Track.
- Other ITVS Films
At 16, Tearah, who suffers from mental illness, remains stuck in a hospital month after month, as her mother struggles to navigate America’s mental health care system. As Shayna, a single parent of three girls, fights to get Tearah residential treatment, she faces the possibility of losing her home and even custody of her daughter.