Het Hart Ontdaan Van Al Zijn Bloed Is Wit / The heart, drained of all its blood is white, digital video, 2018

‘Het Hart Ontdaan Van Al Zijn Bloed Is Wit’ is a short, documentary style no-budget film about sexual trauma and the effect it directly has on not only the individual, but on others, too, when inevitable shared.

A sexual trauma is never experienced alone. Every single person you’ll be intimate with after the fact, carries a part of the trauma in one of many possible ways. Therefore sexual assault is not only an individual experience. it is a mutual, shared one. In this documentary, I’ve talked with all the men I’ve been with, in an ongoing research to self, and to how I might have traumatized, or left a mark on others, whilst trying to heal.

Music by Nick Borchers, camera by Jedidja Smalbil, Lieve van Meegen and Lilian Anneloes, montage, screenplay and concept by Lilian Anneloes

 

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'Het Hart Ontdaan Van Al Zijn Bloed Is Wit' is part of an ongoing research and process. It is and was never meant as a lighthearted or entertaining piece of film to watch together or to criticise. It was not meant to be political either, albeit the topics discussed are part of social-political debates. It discusses highly sensitive and personal topics such as sexual assault, rape, recovery, alcohol abuse and more. Viewer discretion is advised.