Mosaic World Film Festival brings global storytellers to the Stateline

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Some very talented and even award winning storytellers from all around the world are enjoying their final day in the Forest City.

Today is "Feature Day" at the 9th annual Mosaic World Film Festival downtown. Today's showings at the Nordloff Center are the final few of more than 60 great films which span the globe.

One of the documentaries getting some buzz was written, produced, and directed by Natalie Metzger. It's called "Special Blood" and it deals with a rare subject Metzger hopes to bring more awareness to.

"It's such a low profile disease,” she says. “So few people have actually heard of it that this is a great opportunity for me to create change in a really big way. And I'm starting to get questions from people, from doctors saying, 'What do I do? How do I treat it?' So they're learning."

Hereditary angioedema is a rare and life-threatening blood disease that Metzger and the characters in her film suffer from.