Seeing Is Believing

Lynn Hershman

1991, 58:00 minutes, colour, English


A thirteen year old precocious child uses a discarded super 8 mm film camera to retrace her past in diary form as she is documented on video. Her conflict is with her caucasian mother, and missing mexican father. She ages five years during her quest to resolve her conflicts.

Screened at: American Film Institute Video Festival, Los Angeles, Documenta Art, Video Galleriet, Copenhagen Denmark, Museum of Modern Art, New York, International Video Festival, VIGO Spain (Chosen to represent the U.S.)

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Critical Writing

Video Haptics and Erotics
by Laura U. Marks. Touch: Sensuous Theory and Multisensory Media, 2002. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.