Friday, March 11, 2016

Kaasuvalotus / Gaslighting

Hetti Rönnemaa | Finland 2014 | Animation | 5 min
P+D+SC+AN+DP+Ed: Hetti Rönnemaa.  S: Aleksi Klemetti
    Contact: Hetti Rönnemaa at gmail
    Tampere Film Festival (TFF), National Competition 8
    11.3.2016 14:00 | Plevna 2, 12.3. 18:00 | Plevna 5

TFF: "Gaslighting is an animated short film about a woman who struggles to overcome the aftermath of her emotional abuse. The journey to recovery takes her to different places of her mind."

AA:  "Gaslighting: A form of psychological abuse used in order to instill in an extreme sense of anxiety and confusion to the point where the victims no longer trust their own memory, perception or judgment".

"The techniques used in 'Gaslighting' are similar to those used in brainwashing, interrogation, and torture that have been used in psychological warfare by intelligence operatives, the law enforcement, and other forces for decades." (A caption in the beginning of the film).

A black and white drawn and painted animation about a woman processing a traumatic experience of abuse. Visualized by disgusting leeches appearing on the skin. The dominant sound is that of water flowing. The image turns to negative, there is a glowing line drawing of an elk attacking with his horns. A figure of a man appears in dotted line contours.

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