Her Heart is Washed in Water and Then Weighed

Her Heart is Washed in Water and Then Weighed, 16mm film, 12 minutes 45 seconds, 2006

Sasha Waters is an award-winning documentary and experimental filmmaker, and assistant professor at the University of Iowa. Her diverse range of films and video all address, in one manner or another, the experiences of culturally marginalized populations and the subversion of social, sexual, and political hierarchies of power. Waters' work has broadcast and screened widely in the U.S. and abroad, including on the PBS series Independent Lens, the Sundance Channel, the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Tour, and the Videoex International Festival of Experimental Film in Zurich. She has received grants and fellowships from the Jerome Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Corporation of Yaddo.

Her Heart is Washed in Water and Then Weighed is an irreducibly complex meditation on movement, monuments and mortality that takes its title from a procedure in the autopsying of a human corpse. Filmed in Super 8 and 16mm in Rome, Italy and Iowa City, Iowa the film is a love letter to the abject beauty of human frailty.

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