“For you, I’m ready to give anything ...” 

︎︎︎ Video8 footage / archival materials / voice memos 

We Are Not Ones Who Say Much is a documentary short film exploring the trauma and emotional effects caused by cancer on an interpersonal relationship through the lived experience of my mum and me. The narrative of the film follows the letters we both wrote for each other, contrasting with Video8 footage filmed on our first trip together post-cancer and archival photographs from the past. Making this film has created a vulnerable and honest line of communication in my family which we never had due to the cultural boundaries we were raised in. I hope that by viewing my film, it would encourage the audience to also begin a path of healing with their loved ones.

︎︎︎ Mum’s letter

︎︎︎ My letter