This vital alternative documentary comprises of a trio of shorter films, each focusing upon the complex realisation of great pain. The films can be viewed both indivdually or all 3 in a row.
About The Project:
Film 1 focuses upon an individual who has experienced Bereavement through Suicide. Film 2 follows the story of an individual who has experienced the effects of having Anorexia. Film 3 focuses upon an individual who has Breast Cancer.
Told primarily through audio voiceover, the narrative of Pain follows the stories of 3 individuals. The on-screen images will be presented in black and white, and will consist of extreme close-ups of the body (see image below).
30 different voices, male and female, young and old, will be reciting the true stories to you, a sentence each. Multiple voices, some shouting out loud in anger, some whispering quietly in fear. Multiple people being filmed through an extreme close up lens, shuffling, fidgeting.
The stark truth of these situations is revealed. The 3 stories will be told in an open and honest fashion, withholding nothing. There is a twist. In the cutting room, the Editor will dissect portions of sentences and intercut different bodies to mismatch the voiceovers.
The tone of this documentary is direct, mature and serious. We are telling the story of the shattering of lives. How does it feel when one moment your life is fine, and the next moment it has been changed forever? When it has been splintered, fractured, fragmented?
We will challenge you to stop and think before you judge someone. It is something that we all do; we immediately put people into pre-conceived, pre-labeled boxes that make it easier for us to understand their situation in our heads, but sometimes these boxes are biased, prejudice or even stigmatised…
…We all live with pain at certain times in our lives, and we have no idea what the strangers we walk past in the street may be going through.
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