Sewer Rats is a short film that aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.James is the perfect assassin. His skill set is limitless. His history of a broken home and an abusive father has made him the formidable force he is today. He has only one weakness, but he's unaware of its existence. Will he see it coming?Reason behind the title "Sewer Rats"
Sewer rats are mostly perceived to be this mass of mindless creatures that are shunned by society because they're filthy and live mostly in sewers which are dingy and dark places that society stays away from. What we forget though is that, that kind of environment, the sewers, might actually be bliss for them. The way they live, although despised by us, might in fact be the ultimate freedom for them. Other than themselves and the waste down there, there's nothing else that happens there and so that could be their utopia, but we don't see it that way.
And that's how we sometimes view the mentally ill as part of our world; that they're in this dark place that is despised/feared or that no one gives a thought to, but for all we know they could be in their own utopia, they could be free as a bird while the rest of us struggle on the surface with sometimes medial things.
So the title is aimed not only at reducing the stigma, but also for us to ask ourselves the question, are we any better off than they are? At the end of the day we're all human. We need to learn to coexist.
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