Bring Me To Heal (Fire)
FIlm 9 minutes 29 seconds.
The first of two films from the Bring Me to Heal show.
In the narrative short film Bring Me to Heal Golding (Fire) Amartey turns his attention to Britain’s complex and long standing relationship with violence. As a thought experiment he looks to reconnect with the cultures and experiences of people throughout history and consider the legacy of latent traumas in the England of now.
The film includes the narrative poem 'The Horse & Goose' which is recited by two of the main characters.
As the title suggests, the work searches for the point at which the tide of trauma can be steered towards a process of healing and away from further embedding itself in our psyche. For this Golding takes inspiration from Dr. Joy de Gruy’s Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome, it’s mapping of the intergenerational cause and effect, alongside the empathetic and embodied approaches to healing of Rastafarian teachings.