SHORTS - written and directed by Mona
A micro-film produced and directed by Mona Shahab and Imari Anderson. Screened at Berkeley Community Media's annual showcase. "When the mind and body are under constant attack from environmental stress, the brain has difficulty producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter essential to feeling pleasure. The brain compensates for this by releasing the chemical most associated with stress, cortisol. The same chemical that fuels our Flight or Fight Response. Thus, creating a cycle of constant alert and self-defense. As a result, our body not only misinterprets input, but miscalculates interpretation. It begins to confuse fear for excitement, love for lust."