The Feeling of Being Close to You
靠近你的感觉Directed by Ash Goh Hua
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.
Directed by Ash Goh Hua
Director’s Bio: 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.
Ghosts of half-forgotten places, blips of hidden history, and echoes of inner lives all swirl and dance together…