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"While living within the confines of her peculiarly strict and isolated upbringing, a young woman explores her true identity and attempts to reconcile this with the values which have been instilled in her from a young age.
The woman’s exploration is frowned upon by her close-knit, conservative community. Sheltered from the outside world, the young woman is faced with the conflict between exploring her identity and losing all that she has ever known or conforming to her family’s values and losing her individuality.
This personal story plays out against the backdrop of a farm which has not seen rain in months and is at risk of becoming unsustainable. This risk threatens the tightly wound fabric of the self-sustaining community and would force all of its members to re-integrate with the “world” at large, and risk having their tightly held values become diluted.
The story explores the impact of isolation on personal identity and the creation of artificial authority by self appointed community leaders.
There are also deeper allegorical aspects to this tale, which ask the viewer to consider how communities find their values and how personal identity is formed, especially in a feminine context."
I like to think that I might be able to use this as the basis for a short film in the future. With a bit of work, of course...