- Arts, Reality, Social Issues, Human Interest, and Portrait
- Show treatment
A very wise man once said, â€œIf you want to give God a laugh, tell him your plans.â€
â€œA Moment of Clarityâ€ is an intimate documentary providing true insight into the world of bipolar disorder as told through the life and art of emerging painter Isti Kaldor.
Having aspirations of touching peopleâ€™s lives by attending medical school was always his goal. Life however, had other plans. At the age of 19, during his sophomore year of college, Isti suffered a manic break and was diagnosed bipolar by the attending psychiatrist at Duke University Hospital.
Returning to school in the midst of making sense of a new reality, he suffered another misfortune. A kayaking accident left him with a broken back. Then, the most devastating loss of all came when his mother, Stefi, lost her battle with lung cancer.
Reeling from his emotional devastation, an unexpected and wonderful thing occurred. Hospitalized during a manic period at UNC Hospital, Isti started to paint. Never having painted prior to his manic break, something in his mind was awoken the results of which were evident in the dynamic expression of his artwork.
Eleven years and 13 manic episodes later (four of which have occurred during the filming of this documentary), Isti has endured. He has endured by living through what some would consider hell and has arrived at an unforeseen destination. A place where he can finally do what he dreamed of years ago. Touch peoples lives.
â€œA Moment of Clarityâ€ is his storyâ€¦
- in post-production
- Running time
- 1 minutes
- Kevin Cullen ... Producer/ Director/Editor/Cinematographer
- Prod. Co.
- Emotional Creatures
- United States
- Years of Production
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