Life After Death // Ep. 4 – Life During Genocide

 

Part 4 of 12

We’ve all heard it said never forget where you came from, and when your memories are peppered with unspeakably horrific scenes that’s pretty much a given. In this week’s episode of Life After Death, Kwasa gets the excitement of looking for a new home as he moves on from the tiny shanty we saw in episode 3. He also gets the “thrill” of visiting the dentist for the first time in his life. All of these newfound adventures are counterbalanced by his sharing the last memories he has of his mother. Throughout the episode we see all of these ventures begin to take a toll on Suzette. She tell us “I’m not trying to change the world, only do what’s on my heart.” However, when you love someone and are trying to help them, there are times when it feels as if you are carrying the weight of the world.

Another one of my favorite shots is of Kwasa just sitting and chuckling to himself in his new house. A real nice moment of slight disbelief at this whirlwind of serendipity

Filmmaker Joe Callendar said “I love the opening shot of Suzette rubbing her head. I was intending to shoot the dentist poster behind her, but by some lucky framing I happened to get her rubbing her head. In that shot I see a very, very tired woman, which on that afternoon, she certainly was. Kwasa talks and talks and talks, but Suzette always listens. Another one of my favorite shots is of Kwasa just sitting and chuckling to himself in his new house. A real nice moment of slight disbelief at this whirlwind of serendipity.”

 

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