I Was a Spiritual Medium

In various discourses, women are portrayed to possess natural affinity with the supernatural and witchcraft that go against the male-centered and colonial notions of religious authority, legitimacy, and purity. These fixed tales of patriarchal fantasy seem to accelerate their absorbing influence, especially when women seek power through channels that give them a direct access to spiritual power without the mediation of male priests. It is all too common to find stories of women seeking mastery and self-possession of their life that end by showing how they are ultimately saved from spells and curses by paternal male saviors, whether they are princes or godly figures. When juxtaposed, such parables reveal their mirrored images. This video fuses the audio testimonies of women receiving redemption from Jesus by converting from witchcraft and the visual fairy tales of damned Disney princesses rescued by heroic men strangely, as these seemingly disparate discourses strangely coincide and resonate.

  • Film Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
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