Her Heart is Washed in Water and Then Weighed is a meditation on motherhood and mortality that takes its title from a procedure in the autopsying of a human corpse. Subtle juxtapositions evoke parallels between static monuments and living families to suggest what is lost to time and age. When you die, everything you know – including this – disappears.
Sasha Waters Freyer is a filmmaker, mother, teacher and amateur dressmaker. Her experimental and documentary films have featured dominatrixes, coal miners, artists, children, and a penguin, but not necessarily in that order. Following a World Premiere at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival, her documentary Chekhov for Children had its New York premiere in the Independents Night series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in October 2010. Waters Freyer’s videos & 16mm films and have screened widely in the U.S. and abroad, including on the Sundance Channel, the Tribeca, Woodstock, Chicago Underground, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals, the National Museum for Women in Arts, the L.A. Film Forum, Kassel Documentary Festival and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. Her award-winning 2003 documentary Razing Appalachia, about a community fight against strip mining in Blair, West Virginia, was broadcast in the U.S. on the acclaimed PBS series Independent Lens and in more than 30 countries globally as a part of the ITVS series: True Stories: Life in the U.S.A.
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