Hollywood’s image subtext is the beginning for this broken narrative anti-dramatic film. Two women, a niece and her aunt, contemplate the familial cycles of relationships, death, secrets and confidences. Through their correspondence they question the power of images, trace authority’s abuse through various spheres, and engage in a dialogue with history. History itself is embedded in us, in our flesh. Its evidence in our lives is manifest through us and through the familial and political relationships and structures we carry forward. The two women offer each other a place of rest.
32mins, 1991, Canada