Shedding Skin

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Director: Sam Javadi
Producer: Sam Javadi
Screenwriter: Aisan Hoos

Staying in one’s identity – feeling ourselves in our own skin – can feel safe, comfortable. In Shedding Skin, what may appear to be the “veil” is actually about “skin” – one doesn’t want to leave identity (shed their skin) but eventually has to let it go as they move into the new context. A place of (dis)placement is not about better or worse, free or unfree; it is bittersweet, involving acceptance, coming to peace, independence, shedding attachment, and letting go.