Ears, Nose and Throat

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Ears, Nose and Throat

Kevin Jerome Everson
USA, 2016
Shortfilms, 10min, OF

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Ears, Nose and Throat

Kevin Jerome Everson
USA, 2016
Shortfilms, 10min, OF

Cast: 
Shadeena Brooks
Dr. Eric Mansfield
Dr. Heather Honeycutt
Sound: 
Lydia Hicks
Elizabeth Webb
Camera: 
Kevin Jerome Everson
Editor: 
Kevin Jerome Everson

Production: 
Picture Palace Pictures, Trilobite-Arts DAC
World Sales: 
Picture Palace Pictures
Format: 
DCP
Color

This short documentary of a young African American woman is made of two parts – the titular doctor’s visit, which finds she has a malformed vocal cord which will cause her to grow hoarser as time passes; and the woman’s oral history of witnessing a shooting on her block – interwoven together in image and sound. This clean portraiture offers a lucid approach to an idea of considerable force. Everson both stretches and collapses the distance between the human body as a site for perception and the body as a physical thing that can be damaged. (Daniel Kasman)