EMBODIED TRAUMA + FILMMAKERS PANEL
In these complex and deeply personal documentaries, three women explore how their lives have been affected by traumatic experiences surrounding sexual assault. Followed by a panel discussion with Dominique Murphy - de Neef and Jess Tasmin (director and documentary subject, Sanctioned); Matteo Born and Laura Fischer (director and documentary subject, Laura's Journey); and Laura Wylie (Sexual Violence Prevention at the Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre).
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Experimental Award Winner
Desiree Dawn Kapler | USA | 2017 | 12m
A filmmaker shares diaristic stories from her life, contemplating her community’s experiences with bodily trauma.
Personal Narrative Award Winner
Dominique Murphy - de Neef | UK | 2017 | 9m
After a sexual assault, a young woman uses life modelling to re-examine her relationship with her body.
Matteo Born | Switzerland | 2018 | 54m
A documentarian follows his friend as she revisits Morocco and the scene of her trauma in an attempt to heal her psychological wounds.