To Write from Memory

Meticulously, they inspect their own body as the camera looks on, documenting every step of their transition. Yet what starts off as a young filmmaker’s audiovisual diary soon expands into a confrontation with their own past. It is not easy to break out of a cocoon spun from motherly demands and grievances – especially when your body gets treated as a family matter, and when your need for autonomy is met with incomprehension.


  • Runtime

    19 min
  • Country

    United States
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  • Director

    Emory Chao Johnson
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  • Berlinale Section

  • Berlinale Category

    Short Film