Women and Meds

Women and Meds is a feature documentary film that explores the options women

face when they want to have children, but take psychotropic medication for mental

illness. The film follows multiple women who have each taken a different approach to

the issue: one woman who has chosen to wean herself off of anxiety medication

before conceiving, a second woman who is deciding between staying on her bi-polar

medication or adopting instead, and a third woman who experienced life-threatening

depression (un-medicated) during her first pregnancy and is now pregnant with her

second child and already exhibiting symptoms of mental illness again.

The film focuses on the personal stories of these women, and the many facets, both

positive and negative, of making such decisions. It addresses the struggle and

emotional turmoil, as well as the hope and perseverance of the featured women, and

advocates for their ability to make the best individual and personal choices for

themselves and their families.
Dina Fiasconaro has an MFA in film production from Columbia University and a BS in TV, Radio & Film from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Previously, she was post-production coordinator at the Hallmark Channel, and has shot everything from super-8 music videos for indie rock bands to high-definition commercial projects for Panasonic. Her short films and screenplays have been the recipient of multiple grants and have screened at a variety of film festivals nationwide. Dina is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film & Video at Stevenson University near Baltimore, MD.


Website: womenandmeds.tumblr.com

Twitter account: @womenandmeds
Our latest trailer: https://vimeo.com/72308601

But most importantly, we’d like to stress our Kickstarter campaign: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/158614119/women-and-meds

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