Filmmakers and Producers

Vejan Lee Smith

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Human Touch: Pain and Power
Vejan Lee Smith
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1995, 30 min., Color, US
In a powerful and moving reclamation of the body and human touch, this video documents how survivors of sexual abuse reaffirm their sexuality and physical selves. Intercutting dance footage, interviews and monologues, four survivors reflect on shame and recovery. The video explores how the treatmen...

Mother's Hands
Vejan Smith
1992, 10 min., Color, US
This provocative experimental video depicts the trauma of emotional, physical and sexual abuse from a young girl's point of view. The video uses music, image, audio manipulation and minimal dialogue, propelling a powerfully authentic treatment of these issues toward a haunting conclusion....


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