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Talking Tongues

Directed by Lisa Steele
Canada, 1982 (video art, 11 minutes, black and white, English)

Film Description:
"An intimate 11 minute monologue in which [Lisa] Steele portrays Beatrice Small, a victim of wife battering. As she unravels her story, Beatrice describes her efforts to maintain a marriage of 16 years to Al Small. Turning to family, friends, church and finally a lawyer, Beatrice tries repeatedly to get others to understand the threat that lies behind Al's words, 'Beatrice, I love you.'"
-- V tape (source)


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