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Afraid So

USA, 2006 (MIFF 2006, Experimental Shorts)

Director: Jay Rosenblatt

Afraid So
Underneath a lot of anxiety is one's worst fear. Afraid So is about that anxiety. It is based on a poem where each line forms a question with the implied being ""Afraid so."" Impending doom permeates the film.

D/P/S Jay Rosenblatt L English TD video/col/2006/3mins

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