The Sensitives: An Intimate Look into the Lives of Individuals with a Disease Most Could Not Imagine
Saturday morning the New Hampshire Film Festival welcomed The Sensitives on the Music Hall Loft screen.
The documentary, directed by award-winning Drew Xanthopoulos and produced by David Hartstein, has been nominated for the Best Documentary Feature in the Tribeca Film Festical and awarded the Emerging Cinematic Vision Award- Special Mention in the Camden International Film Festival.
Director Drew Xanthopoulos provides a moving look into the lives of individuals with rare chemical, electronic, and technology sensitivities in The Sensitives. Peeking into the lives of three families, the audience watches the effects that this debilitating disease has on both the individual and family.
We see a loving grandfather who is faced with the difficult choice between an uncertain future with his family or an isolated and safe community built for sensitives like him. We also watch as an individual fights to help others like herself, and as another family is tested with this unknown illness that has effected multiple family members.
The Sensitives provides an intimate look into these families and the strains this imprisoning disease puts on them.
By Madison Krasko