Our Burn Camp movie is a documentary which explores the daily lives of 6 young burn survivors, exposing the stigma that dictates how society interacts with them and how they respond within the framework of society. We introduce the hidden world and experiences of burn survivors as we follow 6 coming of age young adults as they navigate their daily lives with resilience and humor despite their chronic condition.
The audience will learn that burn survivors are extraordinary people, especially in the face of the alienation and social stigma they encounter. These six individuals go through numerous medical procedures that most of us would find impossible to deal with and they come out thriving. We intend to tell the story of how six burn survivors are navigating the world and balancing their challenges outside the burn unit. Our desired outcome is two-fold, one to facilitate a change in the way people perceive and treat burn survivors, and also to give burn survivors hope and community.