Relative is a deeply personal documentary journey across four generations of an Italian-American family as they unpack multigenerational trauma, one conversation at a time. Director Tracey Arcabasso Smith weaves stirring home movies with candid interviews, constructing an intimate yet poetic exploration of what it looks and feels like to break the silence on mental, physical, and emotional abuse.
Each story gives way to the intricacy of human experience: examining the spaces between judgment and verdict, shame and blame. This is not just a story of one family but one of countless stories worldwide that are sitting in silence.
Relative is a first-hand exploration of the complexity of abuse and the power of voice in breaking the cycle to create lasting change.
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Relative will be available on digital & cable VOD platforms beginning Tuesday, November 21. 2023.