This Saturday - My Name Is Sorrow - A Dauntingly Bare Production of One Woman's Experience As A Human Trafficking Victim
One woman, one corner of one room and her thoughts, emotions and expressions.. Stark isn't it? That's the premise of Geoff Hall's new film to be premiered at Bristol's Mshed this Saturday - My Name Is Sorrow. Tickets are available (check out the Facebook page) for this drama acted by Natasha Paulinvi, which focuses on the thoughts of one woman locked away in her room by 'owners'.
(PICTURES: MY NAME IS SORROW POSTERS, NATASHA PAULINVI AUDITIONING)
Film-maker Geoff Hall says: "The film focuses not on the political issue of human trafficking, but on the human aspect. My Name is Sorrow will give the viewer the opportunity for that human response. By not focusing on the political, global aspects of trafficking, nor sensationalising it with graphic details of abuse.
"The set is minimal to say the least - with subtle changes in the lighting to suggest different times of the day - the film with around six minutes of intimate scripted talk will cover a whole day in the life of 'Sorrow'.
"It will be shot in black and white so that the focus is on the character and not trying to discern her whereabouts, for she is anywhere and everywhere. Her thoughts move from anger and guilt to daring for a sight of redemption. In stripping the production bare we allow nothing peripheral to get in the way of the viewer's concentrated gaze on this woman.
"Sorrow ends by making a silent appeal to the audience. How we respond is of course up to us!"
The film has been endorsed by the UK Charity, Unchosen. The Charity raises awareness of human trafficking through film festivals and campaigns.
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