"the thickness of guidance..."

Donna James

1998, 04:07 minutes, colour, English


The tape explores the compelling notion that guidance is central principle and a determining element of life. That our choices, however small, all impact in a profound way the direction and outcome of our lives. One woman ruminates off camera on past events in her life and the dramatic cause and effect of her choices.

A daughter interviews her mother about her courtship and wedding ceremony, which ended in tragedy. She recounts a childhood incident where she narrowly escaped a disaster. Images of lush greenery, gardens and the ocean are layered with text and underscored by the women's voices. Delving into these incidents in her younger life, the mother reveals a thread of synchronicity that runs through her life and articulates her belief in the rightness of one's own council and her belief in fate.

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