Remembering Nearfield is an international animated film about a disability called electrohypersensitivity (EHS).
A wife and entrepreneur devoted to her family and business tragically loses everything as her health mysteriously declines. Why is she now left alone and unable to function in society? She finds out the answer through a series of events and a final, uncomfortable diagnosis. How was she crippled by a taboo disability that has surprisingly been reported for over 100 years? The weight of the stigma attached to the disability is shocking, as is the increasing reporting of the condition in the population. In this frank and revealing animated film we come to understand the human rights issues, the deep anxieties, the sense of vulnerability and search for remedy in the face of such steep adversity. We come face to face with a woman who is like everybody else, because she had thought it was “crazy” to be ill in this way and could never have happened to her. We are all taking our chances with our health, just like she did and this urgent story needs to be told, because there is little help or acceptance for those struggling to live with this inconvenient disability. Sadly, we have invited the problem and must stake steps to tame the destructive influence on our health.
A true story, animated over a recorded EHS testimony. The animated character expressing the testimony was designed by Sean A. Carney. Multilingual subtitles can be activated. The film was officially selected and nominated a "Monthly Pick" at the Rome Prisma Film Awards 2023.
It is an AWARD WINNER at the 40th season of World Film Carnival – Singapore (WFCS), and AWARD WINNER the Ganges International Film Festival 2023, AWARD WINNER at the Gangtok International Film Festival 2023, AWARD WINNER at the Black Swan International Film Festival 2023, AWARD WINNER at the Veneto International Film Festival 2023 in all categories for the Best Animated Short Film (Italy), AWARD WINNER at the Madonie (Sicily) Film Festival for Best Human Rights Film, AWARD OF RECOGNITION WINNER at the Accolade International Film Competition 2023 (for Disability Issues, Contemporary Issues / Awareness Raising, and Animation), and AWARD WINNER at the Brussels Capital Film Festival 2023.
Most recently it was an AWARD WINNER at the Better Earth International Film Festival. It is a finalist in the Lisbon Film Rendezvous festival 2023, and was nominated in the Rome Prisma Film Awards 2023 for Best Animated Short Film. It has also been selected by the Istanbul Golden Bridge Short Film Festival, the Golden Short Film Festival in Italy, also the Animanima International Animation Film Festival 2023 and Seize The Film Festival (both in Serbia), and was a semi-finalist in the Stockholm City Film Festival. It was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Screen Power Film Festival in London in 2023. In July 2023 Remembering Nearfield is a Finalist in the Cannes World Film Festival.