BODIES IN TRAUMA

Bodies in Trauma (2017) works as a two part project, both a short film and photo series, focused on the pain, chaos, and disconnection trauma leaves behind in our bodies. A few months into therapy, Walters' therapist encouraged her to take a 16-week group class called Bodies and Trauma. In this class, Walters learned what trauma is (a loss of connection to ourselves, our bodies, our families, and the world around us) and how it is stored in our bodies, even if the traumatic events happened years ago or in our early childhood.

Using 
color and body language to express emotions of chaos, pain, and disconnection, Bodies in Trauma confronts the seriousness of mental health, healing, and the detrimental destruction it can cause within us if ignored. Trauma can be communicated verbally and nonverbally and it is important that we are aware of this to help ourselves and others. 

DIRECTORS: Ciarra K. Walters + Chase Johnson
PHOTOGRAPHER: Ciarra K. Walters
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Chase Johnson
COSTUME DESIGNER: Mariah Ruff 
MAKEUP ARTIST: Erin Pea
EDITOR: Jackson Kroopf