“Locked In: Breaking the Silence” is a documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker and now film subject Xavier Alford. This personal film premieres on 30 November 2020 on BFI Player from 2pm and will be followed by an exclusive online Q&A with the filmmaker and guests at 6pm.
Documentary director Alford is finally confronting an illness he has been hiding from family, close friends and even himself. “Locked In: Breaking The Silence” follows Xavier as he tries to make sense of the illness that has taken over his life in the only way he knows how… by making a film about it. What is it like to get a diagnosis of an incredibly rare condition that turns your whole world upside down? Confronting his fears for the first time he finds talking with fellow patients and his family makes their bonds even stronger.
This film is made with the support of the BFI Doc Society Fund.
Watch the full film here from 2pm on the 30th of November:
Come to our Q&A at 6pm on the 30th of November: