1995 | 00:28:07 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Feminism, Health, Holiday, Language, Mental Landscape

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Based on accounts of girlhood anorexia, Swallow unravels the masked and shifting symptoms that define clinical depression. With a densely layered soundtrack, humorous and painful scenes of potential psychological breakdown reveal a critical loss of meaning, and the failure to diagnose mental illness. Weaving narrative, documentary, and experimental strategies, Swallow intimately traces the awkward steps from unacknowledged depression to self-recognition.

This title is also available on Elisabeth Subrin Videoworks.

Prizes + Awards

First Place Experimental, USA Film Festival 1996

Juror's Choice, Charlotte Film and Video Festival 1996


MIX NYC Festival
New York

Exhibitions + Festivals

Sue Scott Gallery, Elisabeth Subrin: Her Compulsion to Repeat, January 23-February 28 2010