“The final stage of healing is using what happened to you to help others”. - Gloria Steinem
THE ART OF SURVIVAL is a mixed media documentary, following a collection of artists around the globe, in their quest to come to terms with a history of abuse, serving as an intimate study of the relation between art and catharsis in survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The film explores the reason for their work not only as a means of expression, but as a tool for empowerment and advocacy.
Through the eyes of Welsh-Chinese, New York based artist, Choichun Leung, Madrid based British concert pianist, James Rhodes, and a final TBC contributor, the documentary will be a combination of verite-style, fly on the wall documentary, confessional interview, and animation. We will tell the story of the individual artists, learn about their craft, their process – and their childhood experiences as the driving force behind their work.