As an Official Selection of Dances with Films (DWF/LA), Gina M. Garcia Brings the True-Life Story of Her Abduction as a Child, Her Subsequent PTSD, and Tale of Survival to the Big Screen in the Hopes Her Story Will Help Other Survivors of PTSD.
LOS ANGELES, CA, September 02, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — As part of Dances with Films’ (DWF:LA) official 2021 lineup, “Untold: This is My Story” is set to have its world premiere at the Chinese Theatre, located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028, on Monday September 6th @ 7:00pm. An official press red carpet will be held earlier that day from 6:15pm – 7:00pm. This true-life story, from debut Director Gina M. Garcia, is a raw and personal account of her life starting with her brutal abduction, through her personal triumphs, and failures, to becoming the complete ‘thriver’ she is today.
Over ninety-nine percent of all missing children abducted by a stranger are murdered within the first 24 hours. Gina M. Garcia is the 1% that survived. When Gina was only 8 years old, she was abducted, raped at knifepoint, and escape by jumping out of a moving car. She was abducted by the man, who many believe, was the same person that abducted and killed Adam Walsh (the son of John Walsh who created ‘America’s Most Wanted’) as she was taken 2 ½ months after, and three hours north, of Adam Walsh’s abduction and murder.
The long-term PTSD from this traumatic childhood event negatively impacted every aspect of Gina’s life for years until she was able to get into therapy with the V.A. and address her issues. Mentored by acclaimed Writer/Director Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman), Gina has taken her life story and turned it into a feature film titled “Untold: This is My Story.” Gina has also created a charity called The Untold Project which gives a platform for other survivors of sexual PTSD trauma to tell their stories in a safe environment. In addition, Gina has a book titled “Untold: I am the 1%” which will be coming out later this year. Gina is also an entrepreneur with several businesses under her belt, most notably Trikaroo – a line of small footprint electric passenger vehicles inspired by her mothers’ company in the Philippines operating Pedicabs and Jipneys.
“Untold: This is My Story” cast includes: Gloria Allred (famed civil rights attorney), Jennifer Rubin (The Doors), Terri Ivens (All My Children), Carlos Gomez (The Beauty and the Baker), Debra Wilson (MadTV), Ann Leighton (Grimm) and more.
Gina is excited to have her world premiere through Dances with Films (DWF:LA) which was recently listed by USA Today as one of the “Top Ten Film Festivals in the Nation.” DWF:LA is one of the largest festivals of its kind in the United States and remains dedicated to creating opportunities and launching careers of exceptionally talented artists based on their talent alone.
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