Artist

Marusya Bociurkiw

Marusya Bociurkiw is a Vancouver based artist, author, and academic. In the face of mounting controversy surrounding recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse, she hopes this film will address some important questions: why do we always look at the effects of abuse and never the causes? Is Freud's little known ambivalence about recovered memory (he admitted it existed but acknowledged its fluidity) something the courts could learn from? As Roberto Benigni seems to ask with his controversial holocaust comedy "Life is Beautiful", how do we locate humour and sensuality amid tragedy? "Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Haunted Body" tackles these questions with sensitivity, irreverence and panache.

Videography

Nancy Drew & the Mystery of the Haunted Body

1999, 45:00 minutes, colour, English

Bodies in Trouble

1990, 15:00 minutes, English

Night Visions

1989, 58:00 minutes, English

Bullets for a Revolution

1988, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

Playing With Fire

1986, 75:00 minutes, colour, English

No Small Change

1985, 54:00 minutes, colour, English

Stronger than Before

1984, 40:00 minutes, colour, English

Our Choice, A Tape About Teenage Mothers

1983, 37:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

How girls and boys become who they are
by Cameron Bailey. Now, Apr. 1, 1999, v. 18, no. 31.
With magnifying glass in hand...: Marusya Bociukiw's Nancy Drew &...
by Leanne Johnson. Kinesis, Mar. 1999.