Missing Peace follows Chloe Jennings-White and Jeremy as they struggle with Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Chloe wishes to be paraplegic, and Jeremy wants to cut off his hands. Chloe is open and public with her disorder, but Jeremy strives to remain anonymous, fearful of what his family and friends would do if they knew about his wanting to be hands-free. Dr. Michael First is the leading expert on Body Integrity Identity Disorder, and through his experience and treatment of multiple subjects, has discovered that surgery is the only effective treatment. All three subjects discuss how BIID has affected their lives, and how people can live with a disorder where you want to make yourself more disabled than you actually are.
Jenna Gartlan is the director and writer of Missing Peace, a documentary that demonstrates the plight of those suffering with Body Integrity Identity Disorder. Although this is her directorial debut, Jenna won Panavision’s Best Emerging Filmmaker from Sheridan’s Advanced Television and Film Program. Jenna completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s University where she studied Human Geography. From there, she studied Screenwriting and Documentary Filmmaking in Sheridan’s Post-graduate program. Jenna spends her free time snowboarding, writing scripts, and wishing she owned most dogs she sees.