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The Old dad and the Old mom by Rafael Guendelman Hales

The Old dad and the Old mom by Rafael Guendelman Hales

The video features my grandmother who suffers from dementia, relating one story over and over again which changes with each repetition. Her story begins as she recalls a family of her neighborhood that where photographers, who took pictures of her many times as a child. While my intent was to create a complete portrait of my grandmother, this story emerged again and again over the course of filming. The video documentation of this cyclical speech explores different perspectives in narration, language, logic, personal history, and mental illness. In parallel, the video explores how audiovisual documentation influences the creation of this story.

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HD Video / 06:59 min / 2013

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