What if you gave birth to a monster? Would you let nature take its course or would you do all you could to give your child a normal life?
Torey Harrah was born with Apert Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes skeletal mutation and craniofacial anomalies. Her skull fused shut, she was at risk of severe brain damage. This documentary begins as the Harrah family prepares for the experimental surgery (only performed 18 times in the world) that will not only save Torey’s brain but give her a new face.
Documented over 10 years with love and humor, filmmaker Tisha Blood’s intimate portrait of Torey offers a new vision of what tolerance really means.
2010 New Orleans Film Festival Award Winner
Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature and Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature