According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, every 25 minutes a baby is born suffering from Opioid Withdrawal known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Mothers suffering from substance abuse disorder who give birth to these infants are often among the most stigmatized. Tiniest Tremor is the story of one of those births etched from the words of a mother, Cassie. Cassie’s journey from grief to solace is brought to life in the VR format—evoking rich traditions of documentary animation to convey Cassie’s experience in iconographic and poetic images and landscapes. Tiniest Tremor provides a humanistic lens on the public health crisis of Neonatal Abstinence.
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