Once Again

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Once Again

There are over five million people in the United States (500,000 of these children) that know the true terror of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. “Once Again” is a short documentary about the truth of Childhood OCD.  After nearly 20 years, filmmaker John Spottswood Moore revisits his life as a ten year old with OCD.  In the early nineties, OCD was thought to be a behavioral, almost psychotic disorder. Weaving together animation, home movies, and animation, Moore tells the story of years lost to this horrible condition. Through mental torture, hospitalization, and humiliation, “Once Again” shows how John Spottswood Moore eventually won the fight against this disorder to become a champion of his own mind and body.

Winner of a 2013 Barbara Jordan Media Award, Once Again serves as much more than just entertainment.  The film utilizes animation techniques to offer a first person illustration of how it actually feels to have OCD. What is an compulsion? Why can’t they just stop? Is it a life sentence of torture? Whether you are a doctor, parent, OCD sufferer, or just curious, Once Again puts you in the driver’s seat of this horrible, life changing condition.


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About John

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  • John Spottswood Moore is an animator, a filmmaker and a film enthusiast that has a BA from University of North Carolina in Creative Writing & Film Studies and a MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in Film & Animation Production.

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