Gently Down the Stream
TitleGently Down the Stream
DirectorSu Friederich
CountryUSA
Year1981
Duration14mins
Format16mm, Vhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionThe text of Gently Down The Stream is a succession of fourteen dreams taken from eight years of my journals. The text is scratched onto the film so that you can hear any voice but that of a recorded narrator. The images were chosen for they're indirect but potent correspondence to the dream content. I am not interested in recreating a ...dream sequence... on film; dreams do it infinitely better themselves ' (Su Friedrich) Gently Down The Stream is a film about conflict, rage and sexuality. It is about the contradictions between crushing culturally carried, conventional expectations and the individual woman's search for identity and liberation.