Jenna Has to Live

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Jenna Has to Live

12 mins | United States | 2023

Director: Katie Hopkins
Producer: Sasja Smith
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Screenwriter: Katie Hopkins
Editor: Katie Hopkins
Cinematographer: Will Streissguth & Owen Tait
Cast: Allison Walsh, Malik Guinn,
Genre Tags: Non-Binary Director, Medical Drama, Drama, Disability, Type 1 Diabetes
Release Year: 2023
Language: English (United States)
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: United States
Genre: Short Film,Disability

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2023 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) Jenna has Type 1 Diabetes and is about to be evicted from her apartment. To pay her rent she sells her insulin and rations what remains in increasingly reckless ways. When a well-meaning coworker, Julian, sees too much, Jenna throws up her guard. Can she hide her actions from being judged by Julian, or will her declining health give her away?