Award of Merit – Did I Choose My Trauma? (Australia)

Title: Did I Choose My Trauma?
Runtime: 20 min
Country: Australia
Director: Yemi Joy Penn
Placement: Award of Merit
Competition: September, 2021

Synopsis: This short documentary follows Yemi Penn’s experience of childhood abuse into adulthood and is integrated with the knowledge and insight of leading therapists and healers. The confrontational question that drives the documentary is ‘can the journey to healing our trauma act as a catalyst for transformation and growth?’.