Balkan Dox

Vever (For Barbara)

United States
2019 — 12 min / Colour and B&W



A cross-generational binding of three filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to the power structures they are inherently part of. Each woman extends her reach to a subject she is outside of. Vever grew out of the abandoned film projects of Maya Deren and Barbara Hammer. Shot at the furthest point of a motorcycle trip Hammer took to Guatemala in 1975, and laced through with Deren’s reflections of failure, encounter and initiation in 1950s Haiti.

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Directors' Biography

Deborah Stratman, born in 1967 in Washington D.C., USA, is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker. She has exhibited internationally at major biennials, art institutions, and film festivals. Stratman is the recipient of several awards, fellowships, and grants. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Deborah Stratman


Deborah Stratman


Barbara Hammer


Deborah Stratman


Deborah Stratman

Screenings & Awards

Berlinale, Germany, 2019

Punto de Vista, Spain, 2019
Honorable Mention

FILMADRID, Spain, 2019

DokuFest, Kosovo, 2019