- Personal Doc, Social Issues, and Human Interest
When her father suffered a stroke in 2004, cinematographer Linda Brown picked up her camera to document his recovery. Long considered her fatherâ€™s favorite, she flies home to help her mother, deal with the physical and emotional demands of caregiving.
After his death, Linda combs through family movies to make sense of a man whom she deeply loved, but also found difficult to love because of his physically abusive behavior. While chronicling her fatherâ€™s illness and the ramifications of his death, Linda finds a treasure in a family video that redeems her father, and allows her family to heal.
YOU SEE ME explores the subjects of loss, grief, and self-identification and addresses a set of complex questions many Boomersâ€” an estimated 90 million in the next 20 yearsâ€”will face. How does seeing a parent age change our sense of self? How does our evolving identity alter the dynamics of our relationships with our family? What are the effects of a parentâ€™s death on us, especially when we have been the victims of their abuse? A moving family portrait YOU SEE ME is a testament to the power of forgiveness, to turn loss into an opportunity for insight and growth.
- in post-production
- Running time
- 7 minutes
- Linda Brown ... Producer, Director & DP
- Prod. Co.
- You See Me Films
- Years of Production
- 2004- present
- PA & CA
- Prod. Partners
- Rebecca Louisell , James Crawford
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