Trauma Tag Archive

Art & Fashion, Premiere

Liliya Syvytska Traverses the Emotional Stages of War Displacement in Her Stunning Experimental Dance Film ‘ROOTS’

Liliya Syvytska unpacks how her team achieved the astonishing black and white cinematography and striking symbolic choreography of her movement-based short.

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Live Action

A Schoolgirl Attempts to Navigate the Reality of Her Fractured Memories in Victoria Singh-Thompson’s ‘14 in February’

Victoria Singh-Thompson talks about crafting a fragmented editing style to convey the dissociative turmoil churning in her traumatised protagonist's brain.

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Animation

Tal Kantor’s Oscar Nominated ‘Letter to a Pig’ Finds a Schoolgirl Transported on a Traumatic Inner Voyage

Tal Kantor breaks down the brushstroke-infused monochrome aesthetic of her haunting short about identity, collective trauma and the extremes of human nature.

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Live Action

A Comedian Attempts to Come to Terms With a Recent Traumatic Event in April Moreau’s AFI Short ‘Hysterical’

April Moreau discusses depicting the emotional disorientation of her protagonist's recent trauma under the bright harsh stage lights of a stand-up show.

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Live Action

Erik Odom Excavates the Enduring Effects of Shame in Thrilling Horror Drama ‘Box on the Hill’

Actor Erik Odom tells DN why rehearsal time with his scene partner was key to the success of his directorial debut about shame manifest in demon form.

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Live Action

A Formidable Woman Confronts Her Trauma in Mat Sheldon’s Visceral Monologue Short ‘The Electricity in Me’

Mat Sheldon talks to DN about manifesting his mother's personal diaries into a captivating emotive monologue film performed by Ellora Torchia.

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Live Action

Michael Lazovsky’s Historical Holocaust Horror ‘Magdalena’ Acutely Captures the Difficulty of Letting Go of Trauma

With terrifying transitions, a foreboding tone and a Soviet-era atmosphere, Michael Lazovsky discusses collapsing past trauma and present reality.

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Live Action

A Biohazard Remediator Questions Her Own Morality in Ryan Oksenberg’s Horror Drama ‘Together’

Ryan Oksenberg talks about the in-depth research he conducted with a forensic illustrator to faithfully represent a murder scene in his short film.

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Documentary

Mohammad Gorjestani on Capturing the Trauma of War in ‘Exit 12’

The last film of his 5-cycle For Every Dream project, 'Exit 12' sees director Mohammad Gorjestani capturing the disorientation of war in beautiful detail.

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