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8th(2006)



Whole - A Trinity of Being

Shelley Barry

  • South Africa, USA
  • 2004
  • 15min
  • Beta
  • color

If you were in an accident that paralyzed two thirds of your body and took away your voice, what kind of life would you live? In this three-part omnibus film, director Shelley Barry introduces her own painful experience and reveals her strong willpower to live which she illustrates with poetic touches. She explains that her scars deserve to be decorated and because she had almost lost her voice, that she had to speak of herself in any kind of language possible. An experimental film which creates a beautiful resonance on scars, the body, survival, love for life, language and speech that is as deep as her voice which narrates her story. (Billy Choi)

Director

  • Shelley BarryShelley Barry

    Born and raised in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, Shelley Barry completed her graduate studies in English and Drama at the University of Cape Town and University of the Western Cape respectively. She has worked extensively as a disability rights activist, following a shooting in the Cape taxi wars of 1996 that resulted in her being a wheelchair user. Whole - A Trinity of Being was awarded three Best film awards at international festivals in NYC, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Shelley is also a playwright, having written two plays that were performed in theatres in South Africa.

Credit

  • ProducerShelley Barry, Mili Bonilla, Stephanie Garoian
  • Cast Shelley Barry, Mili Bonilla
  • Screenwriter Shelley Barry
  • Cinematography Shelley Barry, Mili Bonilla, Stephanie Garoian, Ma
  • Editor Shelley Barry
  • Music Djembafan, Groove Africa