Friday Film Break: Ben Needham-Wood's "What the Body Holds"

"What the Body Holds" is the final film in SKETCH FILMS: Red Thread, a four-part documentary series by contemporary ballet company Amy Seiwert's Imagery. A collaboration between choreographer Ben Needham-Wood and filmmaker Matthew McKee, the film makes the case for movement as a healing tool for survivors of trauma and abuse.

In addition to featuring music composed by Kishi Bashi and Emily Hope Price and dancing by Ballet Hispánico's Jenna Marie, "What the Body Holds" includes insight from Svetlana Pivchik, an advocate for domestic violence survivors who uses guided movement sessions in her work.

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