Me-K. Ahn

1995, 18:51 minutes, B&W, English


Undertow is a meditative short film which explores the impact of family and cultural loss on one's body consciousness and sexuality. It juxtaposes one woman's reconstructed search for her birth mother with the attempt to connect mind and body. Through the multilayered incorporation of text, dramatic and documentary footage, voice over and body movement, the internal challenges of crawling back into a murky past are revealed.

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Critical Writing

Reconsidering personal histories
by In-Fin Tuan. Angles: Women Working in Film & Video, 1995, v. 3, no. 1.
Videodance:Fine Fusions
by Alan M. Kreigsman. The Washington Post, Aug. 14, 1989.