Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Downpour Resurfacing

Year: 2002
Country: United States
Run Time: 28 minutes

Downpour Resurfacing traces Robert Hall's rekindling sense of self and strength not just to cope, but to live fully despite the childhood sexual and physical abuses that he recounts. As Robert?s words navigate the repercussions of abuse on self-esteem, experimentally altered images and sounds evoke the somatic dream world, realms not verbal, where these traumas take hold. The sense of disconnection and double life that develops from hidden trauma plays out through a running montage of mostly allegorical found and new images which have been collaged and overlapped, slowed and sped, like memories under duress repeating to find peaceful responses to intrusion and betrayal of all kinds.

Frances Nkara

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