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Family Nightmare

USA, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Documentary)

Director: Dustin Guy Defa

Family Nightmare

A personal portrait of family dysfunction, told via a series of unearthed VHS home movies from the mid-1990s overdubbed with a new soundtrack.

D/P Dustin Guy Defa TD HD Cam/2011

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