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  • Tracey Arcabasso Smith, Director
  • Jenya James Hamidi, Producer
  • Laura Poitras, Producer

home video screenshot from 1940. Man kissing a woman as she looks into camera.

About the Project

In this deeply personal and riveting documentary, filmmaker Tracey Arcabasso Smith confronts her childhood sexual abuse and unearths a dark history of multigenerational abuse in her seemingly-idyllic family. RELATIVE forces her to make an impossible decision: if she stays silent, the cycle continues, but if she speaks up she risks losing the family she loves.