Nadine Shamounki

Effaced (2001) VHS NTSC, color & b/w, 19 min

Genre: Documentary, Experimental

Keywords: Political / Social Activism

Effaced is a Documemoir echoing the dilemmas of running away from war and the question of one's homeland. The piece addresses the emotions behind revisiting one's past and the many lost homes. It is a reflection on the agonies of being effaced while addressing the history of a people constantly on the run as their search for a safe "Home" continues. Tracing back through the history of her own family, the filmmaker, an Arab American, reflects on her family's numerous forced journey's and the questions of identity based on the many generational losses incurred; with the reality of being a refugee constantly on the run. In three chapters, it follows the family historically and geographically through the folds of memory to all the melancholic places they once called home yet had to escape due to war. The story starts in Turkey in 1915, and continues in America almost 85 years later. Winner of Best Personal Documentary -- Mixed Messages 2002 Award video sale price: 75.00

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