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The Deathless Woman

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Roz Mortimer
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A series of uncanny events lead The Seeker to a forest in Poland where she meets Zofia, a distraught elderly woman who hands her a note written in Polish. Returning months later with an interpreter, she hears the story of a Roma matriarch who was buried alive in the forest by German soldiers in 1942. The Deathless Woman begins to haunt The Seeker, leading her and us on an other-worldly and emotionally-charged journey from the Nazi era to the present day, revealing stories that have been omitted from the history books.



Roz Mortimer trained as a textile artist, exhibiting mixed media installations before expanding her practice to film, photography, sound, performance and writing. She has an MA in Visual Sociology (University of London), a PhD in Hybrid Documentary Film (Uni of Westminster), and is Senior Lecturer at University for the Creative Arts. Her work has been supported by Arts Council England, Wellcome Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, British Council, and many more.