Project Description

Length: 9mins 46sec
Director: Marisa Benjamin

My documentary will follow Susan Lu, a 34-year-old professional silk embroidery artist who was recently afflicted with cataracts, hindering her ability to see and do her craft. During her recovery she has begun to recreate her father’s paintings into silk embroidery replicas. The story will document Susan as she confronts losing her vision while trying to maintain her passion of this highly visual art form – all over the backdrop of her beginning one of her father’s paintings and reflecting on her relationship with him.