(Body) Part One

Carolyn Armstrong

2003, 05:00 minutes, colour, English


This is a story of a child who was taken repeatedly to the hospital for various tests, one of which was catherization. Woven throughout are two other stories - one, a training video for nurses demonstrating the procedure and the other, looking through the child's now adult eyes, as she encounters women who echo reminders of the original event. These various echoes trigger post trauma squeamishness and sexual tension that is strange and complex.
Both medical ethics and the labels that limit our view of sexual identity are being questioned here.

Screened as a part of the Inside Out Gay & Lesbian Film and Video Festival: Queer Youth Digital Video Project 2003.

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