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“The Worst Thing” introduces us to Kathleen, an American woman keen to make peace with the German terrorists who killed her brother, an American G.I. who was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. A crime story, a psychological drama, and an essay in moral philosophy, the documentary is told from the point of view of Kathleen's good friend and the film's director. In peeling the story’s many layers with patience and compassion, memories are retold, intentions are uncovered, and forgiveness and redemption are revealed in unexpected ways.
Desireena Almoradie (Producer/Director/Writer) is a queer immigrant filmmaker born in Manila and living in NYC since the age of 11. In her works, she explores collective history and the representation of marginalized communities, especially as it pertains to LGBT and people of color. A graduate of NYU’s film program and its Interactive Telecommunications Program, she was nominated for an Emmy in 2002 and won a GLAAD Media Award in 2009 for her work with the seminal LGBT television program In the Life on PBS. Her films and interactive video installations have shown at MIX NYC, Queens Museum of Art, and the British Film Institute, among other venues. Most recently she received an NYSCA Individual Artist Grant for the feature documentary “The Worst Thing", which is currently in post-production.