- Biography, Human Interest, Social Issues, Arts, and Personal Doc
A descent into the labyrinths of memory: Jelena and her recollections, happy or not, of childhood. Memories of when she lived in Croatia, and of when she lived in Canada. Her mother at the beach. Her father horsing around in the grocery store. The man who lived in the basement and abused her when she was a child. An audio-visual poem, Jelenaâ€™s Song overlays the young womanâ€™s narration on her photos, sharp and blurry, faded and vivid, resulting in a fragmentary reconstruction of her memories. With candour and sensitivity, Jelena reclaims her own identity through her past, disarming us with her courage and will.
- Running time
- 28 minutes
- Pablo Alvarez-Mesa ... Director, Camera, Editor
- Prod. Co.
- National Film Board of Canada
- Years of Production
- Release year
- RIDM, RVCQ, Air Canada
- Prix Pierre and Yolenda Perrault award for first or second film
- English, French
Browse documentary films on The D-Word