A Cure for Fear #2: Night time in Kabul
(US 2018, 14 min)
Dr. Merel Kindt is a clinical psychologist with a new way to treat, or even eliminate, phobias and the effects of emotional trauma: first you confront the thing you’re scared of—then you take a pill, a beta-blocker called propranolol. Amazingly, it seems to work. PTSD is one of the most difficult anxiety disorders to treat, and, in this short film, Dr. Kindt must rely on her intuition to help a traumatized veteran.
Lana Wilson― Kunstenaar
Lana Wilson is an Emmy Award-winning and two-time Spirit Award-nominated documentary director. Her most recent film, The Departure, was received with great enthusiasm. The Departure premiered at Tribeca in 2017 and was nominated for the 2018 Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary. Wilson’s previous film, After Tiller, premiered at Sundance in 2013 and won an Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Wilson has also worked in television and short-form filmmaking. She directed A Cure for Fear, a short-form web series that premiered at Camden in 2018 and recently launched on First Look Media’s Topic.com. She also wrote and produced the premiere episode of the National Geographic documentary miniseries I Am Rebel (2016). Wilson has been awarded artist fellowships from the Sundance Institute, MacDowell, Yaddo, and Film Independent, and was named to DOC NYC’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list. She is a recipient of the 2019 Chicken & Egg Award. Wilson is a graduate of Wesleyan University and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.