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The Feeling of Being Close to You

Directed by:

Ash Goa Hua

13 mins

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

4:00 PM

Shorts Program 3

The Feeling of Being Close to You 靠近你的感觉 documents an attempt at healing the trauma of touch between mother and child. Driven by a pure desire for intimacy, my mother and I talk openly for the first time about the intergenerational trauma and abuse within our lives. Present day phone conversations are juxtaposed with archival VHS footage, creating a connection between the past and a re-write for the future.

STUART Cinema & Café

About the Filmmaker

Ash Goh Hua (any pronouns) is a filmmaker from Singapore, based in New York. They tell political stories personally through experimental leaning documentaries, challenging dominant ideologies in order to imagine possibilities of other worlds.

Ash has been supported by programs and fellowships from institutions like Sundance, ITVS, Jacob Burns Creative Culture, Jerome Foundation and NYFA. Their films have screened and won awards at film festivals internationally, and have been distributed by PBS, The New Yorker and Third World Newsreel. Ash was named one of the 25 New Faces of Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2022.