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Director- Oren Shai
The scene is 1959 and Dakota the innocent school girl is coerced into going to a Party at delinquent Hal Groverís house. Unfortunately Dakota is a soft spoken girl who doesn't know how to say the word "no." You can tell from the look on her face that she doesn't want that needle anywhere near her arm but instead of speaking up she defeatedly lays back on the bed and takes in her first needle. Now that she has had a taste she is hooked. This pretty, smart teenage girl took the wrong path and there is no turning back.
This short film is only 14 minutes long and still manages to tell the horrific story of addiction, and how one's life falls completely apart once the "blood" disease get to them. Dakota quickly falls into drug addiction's seedy lifestyle of doing whatever it takes to get what she needs to get by. She is slowly falling apart and her life has no meaning anymore, she's lost it to drugs--you start to wonder if she'll ever get it back.
The style of this film is compatible with the educational films we'd have to watch in school, the teacher would roll out the TV on wheels and pop in the tape so we could learn from these boring no brainier films. "Heavy Soul" is a far cry from having anything boring about it. In some instances the dialog got a little hokey sounding but the cast of characters were great at moving this film on at a steady pace it doesn't lack substance at all. Today's world is all about drugs.
"Heavy Soul" is educational as well as entertaining to whomever watches the film. Within those fourteen minutes, Oren Shai was able to show you the complete downfall of being an addict as well as the ridiculous treatment methods they used in the past to cure the addict. Anyone who is unfamiliar with dealing with an addict can see how sick their bodies and brains really are and the way the drug has them on the hunt 24 hours a day for a fix. They become this broken record that is stuck on skip and no matter how hard they try to move on their addiction just wont let them.
Added: Wednesday, April 04, 2007
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