Hočem Živeti
Short documentary, 2013 (28:49 min)

The documentary »I Choose to Live« presents a touching confession of a young girl who after losing her mother, tried to end her life. Later on she struggled with self-destructive behaviour and also an eating disorder. In this documentary the young girl is superbly portrayed by the actress Nina Rakovec. The theme of mental health of youngsters is highlighted with the help of the professional counsellors.

»The experience of creating this documentary was on one hand very painful for me. Feelings of pain, despair, fear and emptiness which were already repressed and forgotten took over me. I was lost in time somewhere between my past and my present, trapped in a black hole full of negative thoughts. But this time I wasn’t alone. The film cast and crew were all there for me. They supported and encouraged me. Therefore painful memories turned into something beautiful. As important as this film is to me – it is even more important due to the fact that it brings such great hope to all the youngsters who are in distress or experiencing troubling times. « N. D.

Client
Ljudska Univerza Radovljica

Production
Vizualist

Cast
Neža Nina Rakovec

Production crew
Film director Nejc Levstik
Director of photography Rožle Bregar
Lighting technician Gašper Kocjančič
Sound recordist Aljaž Lukan
Music composer Bojan Simončič
Producer Tadej Gorzeti
Assistant director Natalija Rodošek
Camera assistant Miha Avguštin
Grip Žiga Čikič

Editorial department
Editor Gašper Kocjančič
Animation designer Rožle Bregar
Sound designer Aljaž Lukan
Colorist Gašper Kocjančič

Other Crew
Special effects make up artists Anita Ferčak
Make up artists Manja Trtnik
Photographer Anka Simončič