The Amplitude of Thought

Next Gen Student Films

The Amplitude of Thought


The Amplitude of Thought is a short documentary film created in The Representation Project’s 2020 Youth Media Academy. Two teens share their struggles with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and reflect on the difference between their experience of living with OCD and how it is represented through popular culture.

Film Festival Acceptances: Bright Ideas Film Festival, SLO Film Festival, SonderBlu Film Festival, Chicago Southland International Film Festival, Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival


Questions for discussion following the viewing: 

  1. What were your initial thoughts and reactions as you viewed the experiences of the individuals interviewed in the film?
  1. What was your understanding of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder before viewing this film? 
  1. How can you reduce the romanticization of OCD when people joke that their need to organize is because they have self-diagnosed themselves as having OCD?
  1. After viewing the film, how would you describe the difference between being a perfectionist and having OCD?

Feeling inspired? Please consider selecting at least one of the following to bring about positive change in our society.

Calls to Action for The Amplitude of Thoughts

* Research and inform others about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

* If you, a friend, or a loved one suffers from OCD, find ways to become informed so you can debunk myths, seek support or provide support.  Visit the International OCD Foundation to learn more.

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