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(Documentary, United States)  When the youngest sibling unexpectedly “gets real”, an uneasy journey of transformation ensues for a Southern family. Each family member grapples with both the news itself, and how their aging mother might respond to it. Diverse, longstanding beliefs and generational differences surface as they seek a new normal, exposing the shadow landscape of the culture wars at play. A courageous study of the fragility and fortitude of family ties.

RATING: This block of films is intended for Mature Audiences (contains brief adult language)

Director: Diana Newton

Diana Newton is the owner of Falling Apples Consulting, a leadership development company. She is co-author of Leadership Blueprint: Why We Better Lead and Lead Better (2012). She also wrote a book and produced a companion video about the 75-year history of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Diana directed an educational documentary–Change Journey: Facing Terminal Illness (2009)–about managing change based on the true story of a cancer patient.

In her various professional roles, Diana has written and produced over 25 training films that explore the complex interpersonal dynamics between managers and their employees. She has also completed extensive coursework at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies to further develop her understanding of both conceptual, technical, and business aspects of the filmmaking process.