Time Bomb

VideoTRT- 7:12
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1998
Lincoln Center, New York, 1998
Denver Film Festival, 1998
Mill Valley Film Festival, 1998
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 1998
International Jewish Festival - Best Documentary Award, 1998
MuuMediaFestival, 1998
Charlotte Film Festival - Jurors Documentary Award, 1998
Black Maria Film & Video Festival - Jurors Citation Award, 1998
Time Bomb tells the story of a young girl’s experience at a Baptist retreat where a game called ‘time bomb’ becomes the measure of her desire to accept Jesus into her life. This piece explores memory, the power of crowds, rituals of conversion and the isolation of the child lost in the world of adults.  Fear and family values motivate action and create an arena for coercion and the possibility for self-assertion.  Visually, Time Bomb proceeds through a sequence of images that figure the “light” of memory as simultaneously revelatory and obscuring, constructive and destructive.