Director Cassandra Evanisko's New York Univerisity Senior Thesis Film (fiscally supported by IFP), "Oh Mother"
This coming of age film is about a young girl, named Mena, and her blossoming relationship with her next-door neighbor, a twenty-two year old war veteran. Eventually, she becomes a victim of his physical abuse, but chooses to endure it because she feels as though she's
healing him. This maternal instinct is what defines her womanhood and matures her.