Evolution of Fearlessness

Director: Lynette Wallworth

Institute History

  • 2009 Sundance Film Festival


In this profoundly evocative work, the viewer enters a dark room to learn about the stories of women who have survived war zones. The viewer can walk up to a threshold in the room where a moment of video meeting is made possible. In creating Evolution of Fearlessness, Australian artist Lynette Wallworth filmed portraits of several women residing in Australia but originating from countries such as Afghanistan‚ Sudan‚ Iraq, and El Salvador. They are women who have lived through wars, survived concentration comps, or experienced extreme acts of violence. Built around the importance of gesture, Evolution of Fearlessness enlists its interactive structure to link us to the living women and their stories of surviving in a violets world.

Commissioned by New Crowned Hope Festival.

Screening Details

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