TAKE ME HOMEDirected by Liz Sargent
Cast: Anna Sargent, Jeena Yi, Joan Sargent
Anna is an adult with a Cognitive Disability living with her mother in Midland Florida. When her mother is unresponsive, she calls her sister for help, but without the language to be believed, Anna is brushed aside. Emily returns home and is immediately engulfed in a futile struggle for medical information, while Anna’s world is deconstructed. In this sadness, Anna sees the bigger picture and with a straightforward strength, Anna holds her own. The uncertainty for the sisters’ future independence remains but they are now a team against all odds.
Writer: Liz Sargent
Producer: Minos Papas
Executive Producer: Julia S Gouw, Janet Yang Productions, CAPE, Cindy Y Huang, Virginia & Timothy Millhiser
Director of Photography: Minos Papas
Editor: Ashley Roby
Production Designer: Vassilea Terzaki
Composer: Filius Blue, Anh Vu, Rose Zhang, Tuff Sunshine
Sound Designer: AJ Pyatak, Tunnel Post
Parenting can come in many forms. It’s a single mother who struggles to keep her traditions and her noodle shop alive in a rapidly changing world. It’s the auntie who takes on the role of guardian for her niece. It’s the tender season after a mother’s passing, when her cognitively disabled daughter and her estranged sister must learn to communicate in order to move forward.