A retroactive catharsis through nature, body, and spoken word. This is “This Body Has No Text” (USA), the 4-minute experimental short directed by Sophie Bardos.
“I created this film, ‘This Body Has No Text’, in the wake of myriad situations in which I felt I owed myself to someone. I was sickened by it. The entitlement. Men who felt their attention allowed them complete access to me. But at the same time, I agreed. I was grateful for men who found me attractive. I owed them something for that validation. I owed them my body. Somehow I found myself becoming a transaction. But when I stopped — when I stopped paying them back — they got angry. They got angry that I hadn’t kept my end of this unspoken bargain. This film is about reclamation. It’s an apology. It’s a warning. To myself and to them”, explains senior college student Sophie Bardos, from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.
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