Mary Lou’s Treasure

Mary-Lou battles for her life when heavy flooding engulfs her Iowa home, while her only child, Larry, is miles away and unable to help his mother during her darkest hour. This short film is inspired by a true story, and takes us on the emotional roller coaster that families impacted by a natural disaster suffer, never knowing how it ends. For Mary Lou, the wisdom gained endures – a treasure that she offers as a parting gift for her son.

[Screenplay commissioned by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, an international humanitarian charity organization.]