Erik Martinson

2005, 15:30 minutes, colour, English


A scrutinizing personal account of domestic violence from the perspective of a brother/uncle. Close to this story by blood and emotion, and incorporating another account of violence with the too familiar end of murder, the video seeks to question gender assignment as excuse for power, control, and volatility. Pathology of the victim is explored through a frustrating account of degrading legal battles that support continued/systemic abuse.

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