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Rebecca Autumn Sansom - Reckoning with the Primal Wound

Rebecca Autumn Sansom - Reckoning with the Primal Wound

Rebecca Autumn Sansom is a New York documentary film maker whose latest offering, 'Reckoning with the Primal Wound' is the first film to explore Nancy Verrier's landmark book, 'The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adopted Child'. First published in 1993, Verrier's work remains the starting point for many adopted people when they begin to explore their experience. The documentaryexplores relinquishment trauma, and the cultural phenomenon surrounding the book. In this episode, Jo and Rebecca unpack the experience of working with her birth mother to produce the film, the primal wound, interviewing Nancy Verrier and the emotional labour of creating a sometimes personal work for a wider audience.

Duration: 54 min

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