VEVER (for Barbara)

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A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of. Each woman extends her gaze like an offered hand to a subject she is outside of. Vever (for Barbara) grew out of the abandoned film projects of Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer. Shot at the furthest point of a motorcycle trip Hammer took to Guatemala in 1975, and laced through with Deren’s reflections on failure, encounter, and initiation in 1950s Haiti. 
A vever is a symbolic drawing used in Haitian Voodoo to invoke a Loa, or god. (Berlinale, Forum Expanded 2019)

Orig. Title
VEVER (for Barbara)
Year
2019
Country
USA
Duration
12 min
Director
Deborah Stratman
Category
Essay
Orig. Language
english
Credits
Director
Deborah Stratman
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