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    Suitcase (Exploding Oedipus)
Lafia, M.
Suitcase (Exploding Oedipus)

After writing a number of filmscripts, more and more I knew I wanted to make a personal film, to take accounting of things. The late 70?s and early 80?s presented for a brief moment this period where there was an openness to explorations and experimentation in consciousness and sexuality. With growing awareness of aids, gender and queer politics hardened to become more of an identity politics where the stakes were raised and one was forced to take a position. So this play and experimentation of the young was seen more as a game, I did not get to make this film that really was to be a reflection on things in my early twenties until some 15 years later. It asks the question, how do we come to know ourselves.

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