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A woman risks the safety of her secret commune by helping a stranger.

Drama 2013 22 mins Not rated



An injured man limps through the woods, pursued by members of the commune he has stolen from. Risking her own safety, a woman from the community tries to help him but plays innocent when he is captured and held hostage by her leader. The man poses both a physical and existential threat to their way of life as society crumbles beyond their boundaries.

Ted Evan's atmospheric short film responds perfectly to its low-budget restrictions, powered by the strength of its ideas and the quality of its performances. As with his second short The End, Evans is interested in the notion of Deaf ‘survival’, the visibility of the Deaf community and its relationship to broader society.