The Birth of Sybling and Other Forms of Dissociation

Liz MacDougall

1996, 20:00 minutes, colour, English


The Birth of Sybling, an experimental documentary, creatively examines the political psychology of the healing movement for Survivors of childhood sexual abuse and trauma.
Computer manipulation of ancient religious art elegantly portrays the story of Sibling, the archetypal child who is abused by her father and silenced by the state.
Accompanying the allegory of betrayal and silencing are the voices of women who identify through experience with Sybling. They willingly re-direct this ageless narrative.
"Then this father hated his daughter, a great hatred in deed. Truly, greater was the hatred with which he hated her than the desire with which he desired her."

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