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The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open

Directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Canada / Norway, 2019 (fiction, 105 minutes, colour, English)

Film Description:
"In an audacious act of heroism and kindness, Áila (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers [...]) chooses to console a young woman she finds barefoot and sobbing in the streets. She soon discovers that Rosie (Violet Nelson) has just escaped an assault by her boyfriend. Compelled to take action, Áila chooses to bring Rosie into her home and, over the course of the evening, the two women explore the after-effect of this traumatic event. [...] Using 16mm and presenting their narrative in 'real time,' the filmmakers craft a delicate intimacy, which lends emotion to this remarkable story of two women's resilience, strength, and mutual support."
-- Ravi Srinivasan (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn
Produced by: Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Dyveke Bjørkly Graver, Alan R. Milligan, Tyler Hagan, Lori Lozinski, Yvonne Huff, Matthew Soraci, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Kathleen Hepburn, Alan R. Milligan, Jason Delane Lee
Principal Cast: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Violet Nelson, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve
Cinematography: Norm Li
Film Editing: Christian Siebenherz
Music: Øystein Braut
Production Company: Experimental Forest Films, Oslo Pictures, Violator Films, Tannhauser Gate

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