Say It

Cherie Moses

1987, 07:22 minutes, colour, English


Say It is about a situation in which a woman is being drilled to say phrases which would indicate her trust and support of those persons coaxing her. She is obviously from a non-English speaking country and her Spanish accent could place her in a number of different contexts, perhaps third world. This tape is about forceful persuasion, fear, and about having one's feelings submerged in order to fill an agenda in which one does not hold belief. It is also about the isolation involved in trying to fit a pattern that is set by an authoritarian presence, in this case by the man first, and secondly by the female and male chorus.

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Critical Writing

Cold Snaps: Images 88, Northern Visions showcase of new film and video
by Andrew J. Patterson. Cinema Canada, Sept. 1988, no. 155.