Mother and Lost Daughter

Zakary Sandler and Joshua Sandler

2008, 03:55 minutes


This video finds our mother in the act grooming one of her many small dogs, a nightly meditative process that she began after the death of her daughter Samantha just over two years ago. The recorded audio is drawn from a cd of old phone messages from samantha that our mother routinely listens to while driving in her car. It is an attempt to illustrate her post-traumatic condition, and to illuminate the endless need and instinct of a mother to nurture.

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