Lamentation is a short poetic documentary about the western funerary process and how a grown woman looks back on her own parental losses as a child, exploring different ways of grieving and processing loss. The film is the beginning of a departure for Nicolette as she takes on the roles of Director, Performer, and Editor using archival audio from her mother’s funeral, documentation of her acts of grieving, and narration of her own personal essay created for the film.
Director of Photography and Editor – Nicolette Swift
Assistant Director of Photography and Sound Editor – Matt Swift
Production Assistant – Todd Rector
Written by John Newton
Performed by Ani Difranco
Courtesy of Righteous Babes Music 1996
Mark on a Wall
Righteous Babes Records
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