The Earliest Bruise

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The Earliest Bruise

The Earliest Bruise

2004, 2 min.
United States, Animation
Director: Thomas Isaac (Navajo)

This animated video encapsulates the memory of a young boy who witnesses his father’s drunken abuse of his mother—a narrative that reflects the distortions of memory in a surreal portrait of helplessness and fear.


Thomas Isaac

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Keywords: Children/Parents/Families, Substance abuse/Recovery, Native mediamaker

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2004, 2 min. United States
Dirección: Thomas Isaac (Navajo)

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Smithsonian Institution 
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