The Marina Experiment (2009)
A father documents the emotional violations his daughter endured under his direction, throughout the first 16 years of her life. After his death, she uncovers boxes of reel-to-reel audiotape, super 8 films, and over 10,000 photographs, all of her. The daughter, who is also the filmmaker, presents this evidence in a subtle intellectual investigation that is grotesquely truthful and forthrightly condemning.
- A shocking one-of-a-kind film about a fathers voyeuristic obsession with his daughter.
Following her fathers death, Marina Lutz began sorting through and cataloging more than 10,000 photographs, Super 8 home movies, and reel-to-reel audiotape he left behind. As the evidence in the archive slowly mounts, she uncovers a childhood defined by her fathers aggressively obsessive voyeurism and her mothers passive complicity. Using the footage once gathered to humiliate her, Marina turns the table on her father to create a chilling document of psychological abuse and fractured survival while also serving as a reminder that many bruises are deep, unseen, but no less damaging.