My first film for this year is titled Soon.
I was thinking about Super 8mm film and my own childhood and all these home movies my father shot and then transferred to a variety of video tapes and systems, and how those moving images mutate and glitch into its own form. The transformation is part of it, the memory, the pain and the history manifesting visually.
I was also thinking about living through war and how trauma is not something you have to suffer through alone, other people who have gone through difficult times can connect to this.
I keep returning to my experience as a child during war— I think I’m also recognizing what my daughter is going through with this pandemic and all the fear that goes with it.
If you are a curator or programmer and want to screen it please email or message me. I co-wrote this with writer and poet Lauren Elizabeth Samblanet , who really helped me shape my text.