Damsel Jam

by Miles, Sarah

Film: 35mm 1992

Duration
13
Screens
1
Funder
Arts Council of England/Great Britain

An organic documentary. Girls experience and women remember being twelve years old, jammed together in a menstrual hearse (a white Talbot lined with red velvet). The body remembers what the mind forgets, going forwards towards the past. Each woman's memory is reflected in her representation: Stella as an angry, haggard Tinkerbell; Emma made up as Marilyn, headbanging in the forest of dreams. My mother asks for a bag over her head. Awarded Silver Plaque Award, Chicago Film Festival 1992, Special Commendation, Melbourne Film Festival 1993

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