Deborah Snapshot

Film: Taboo or Not

Last year I had the opportunity to spend 5 months in Akademie Schloss Solitude, an international artist residency program at Stuttgart, Germany. I had joined Amandeep who was a fellow there. At the Schloss, I met many artist friends and a small project emerged from these meetings.

I started to interview fellows at length about their childhood and their schooling experience in their respective countries. They told me fascinating stories. At some point I introduced a camera and recorded our conversations. One of the common threads that emerged was sex education – a topic I remain interested in. Here is a short film where fellows talk about sex ed in their countries, while they were growing up in the 1980s.

As I share this film with you, I am filled with gratitude for each one of my friends who shared their stories. And to Akademie Schloss Solitude for giving me the space and nourishing me.

Taboo or Not – 25 minutes.

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