Video

Worried

Sharon Hyman and Naomi Levine

1996, 28:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 511.00

You are a fly on the wall and privy to the intimate conversations of two long time girlfriends.
Worried offers you a provocative glimpse into a side of the female psyche that is rarely revealed to the public eye.

Adjusting to their relatively new adult status (taking comfort in the recent claim that adulthood now really does only begin at 30), Naomi and Sharon are trying to make sense of their respective worlds. And they figure a video camera might help them with the process.

Without a script, or much outerwear for that matter, the videomakers tell their tales with humour and candour.
Part schtick, part feminist diatribe, all heart and soul, Worried represents a revolution in auto-documentary videomaking. Whereas the traditional documentary involves pointing the camera outward to focus on the lives of others, the auto-documentary involves turning the camera around and pointing it right back at oneself.
Worried embodies the videomakers' philosophy that the most important stories are those we dare to tell about ourselves.

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Critical Writing

What, Me Worry?: We All Do - That's Why Worried is so Appealing.
by John Griffin. The Gazette, June 8, 1996.