Kedar Lawrence, Maria Theresa Barbist | United States | 2014 | 6 m 1 s

Testimony portrays the protagonist’s inner struggle to reconcile with traumatic experiences of a past life and their consequences for the present self. Through movement and voice, we observe her transformation from victim to survivor – culminating in a dance of liberation. Shot on 16mm film in a seemingly surreal landscape in Marin county, the washed out black and white images seduce the viewer onto a dreamlike stage where the unconscious mind rules.

Maria Theresa Barbist