The Fourth Trimester
     

My graduation film explores postnatal depression. Mainstream media often portrays childbirth, but not often the difficulties that follow. I saw an opportunity to highlight the taboo topic through a medium that can reach and resonate with lots of people. Stop motion suited the concept as the technique requires care and a human touch. Surreal role reversals of mother and child communicate feelings of vulnerability and elements of humour make a sensitive and serious topic more relatable and up-lifting.

© 2019 Phoebe McCaughley

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