ArrowsUnited Kingdom, 1984, 15 min, Colour
SANDRA LAHIRE’s film uses a combination of live action and rostrum work to communicate the experience of anorexia and to analyse the cultural causes of the condition. The constantly recurring motif of cages, bars and railway lines reiterates the feeling of entrapment throughout the film.
Sandra Lahire was born in 1950. She studied Philosophy at the University of Newcastle-on-Tyne (BA), Fine Art Film at St Martins School of Art (BA 1984) and Film & Environmental Media at the Royal College of Art (MA 1986). Her films have been shown nationally and internationally at cinemas and festivals including Creteil, Locarno, Berlin, Montreal, Sao Paolo, Turin, Jerusalem, Australia and the Philippines. Writings include Lesbians in Media Education published in Visibly Female (ed Hilary Robinson, Camden Press 1987) and articles for Undercut. She also wrote a musical score for Lis Rhodes’ film Just About Now. She passed away in 2001.