On Tender Hooks (2013)

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Documentary about human suspension filmed over 1 year by filmmaker Kate Shenton.The act of Human suspension is when people pierce hooks though their flesh and suspend in mid air from them. Over the past year director Kate Shenton has been filming groups in the UK, as well as Croatia and Norway, who practice this art form as an act of enjoyment, self development, and self exploration. Despite the graphic top the film is a warm and emotional insight into a unique group of people and shows how ordinary people can achieve truly extraordinary things with the human body. The film is know completed and it looking forward to is first screenings next year. (c) Official Site
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Documentary , Special Interest
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the film is so quick to get down to the nitty-gritty of the process that the spectacle of perforated and pulled flesh is fast normalised, losing its horror.

Full Review… | September 10, 2013
Grolsch Film Works

Certainly provides plenty of fascinating insight into the human suspension community, even if most viewers will probably still struggle to relate to shoving hooks through their body in the pursuit of enlightenment.

Full Review… | August 28, 2013
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